Anti Drug Message
Depressants, Hallucinogens, and Stimulants
- In 2007, more than 22.7 million people aged 12 or older reported they had used Hallucinogens in their lifetime.
- fewer than 620,000 had used the drug in the past year.
- one of the most common type of drug in the U.S
- 2004 benzodiazepines were the most widely abused prescription medications.
- 100 million prescriptions written for prescription pills each year in the US, this has become a near epidemic problem
- . Methylphenidate prescriptions rose dramatically in the early 1990s and have since leveled off at approximately 11 million per year.
- Adderall perscriptions have increased dramatically recently, from 1.3 million in 1996 to nearly 6 million in 1999.
- the U.S. produces and consumes about 85 percent of the world's methylphenidate.
- Wisconsin is one of the states that distribute an above average amount of Amphetamine
Laws Against Depressants, Hallucinogens, and Stimulants
taking any medication that is not prescribed by a doctor is illegal. Using these drugs for non medical reasons is against the law. In most cases, operating while under the influence of this drug will result in fines or jail time.
- mind altering
- affects the body's perception
- causes unpredictable behavior
- severe sensory disturbance
- slow down the normal function of the CNS
- suppress the activities in the brain.
- affect the part of the brain that controls a person’s bodily functions (Example: breathing and heartbeat)
Warnings & Side Effects
Taking these drugs could result in:
- reduction in rate of growth-Stimulants
- Slow brain function- Depressant
- body numbness-hallucinogens
- appetite suppression- Stimulants
- visual disturbance- Depressants
- Emotional Instability- Hallucinogens
- Death - ALL