Drugs!

Heidi Meyer

Categories...

  • Depressants: Alcohol, heroin
  • Hallucinogen: LSD
  • Stimulant: Speed, caffeine

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMjVT0BLr3g

Website: http://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/stimulants (desc, effects)

What Does What?

  • Depressants: relaxant, impair memory and judgement


Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K6hzQHdH80

(long video but definitely worth the watch)

Website: http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/depressants

  • Hallucinogens: sensory distortions and occasionally panic, hallucinations

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6ScW9HwtOc

( Must try!)

  • Stimulant: increases energy and alertness

Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKoXCrg5dgM

Stats:

  • Estimated 20.4 million people in US used illegal substances within past 30 days
  • 8.3% of people 12 and over are involved in illegal substance abuse
  • Marijuana is used by 14.8 million people
  • Cocaine: 2.4 million users
  • Hallucinogens: 1 million
  • Prescription drugs: 7 million non-medical users
Where do They Get it From?
  • 55.7% from relatives/family members
  • 19.1% from one doctor
  • 3.9% from strangers
  • .1% from internet
Misc.
  • Unemployed adults: 18.5% illicit drug users
  • Full time: 8.8%
  • Part time: 9.4%
  • 10.2 million people drive under influence of drugs


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Psychological Effects...

What Happens When I Use? (pic of cocaine user)

Depressants:
  • Slow brain function/pulse/breathing
  • Fatigue/lack of concentration/dizziness/slurred speech
  • Visual disturbances/dilated pupils/lack of coordination/depression/addiction

Hallucinogens:
  • Sense of distance is joggled/
  • Depression/anxiety/violent behaviors
  • Confusion/suspicion/flashbacks/psychosis/disoriented/lethargic
Stimulants:
  • The "crash" after the "high"
  • Addictive
  • Feelings of hostility/paranoia/irregular heartbeat/high body temps
Warning!! (Laws)
    • Infections/disease (sharing needles/dirty needles)
    • Violence/crime
    • Family/friends turn backs on you
    • May risk job opportunities/military/failure to keep college loans
    Jail Time!
    • First offense: minimum of 10 yrs/no less than 20 yrs if another person is injured
    • Second offense: minimum of 20 yrs/life sentence if death or injury
    • Third offense: life sentence