DRUGS

unit 3 project health online 3

types of drugs

prescription drug abuse

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE
.prescription drug abuse is using
prescription medication in a way that
isn't prescribed by a health care
practitioner,or using someone else's
prescription.
.prescription drugs are easier to obtain
(can be stolen from medicine cabinet)

risk factors & protective factors

RISK FACTORS
.friends who use drugs (this is the
number one predictor of who will
experiment with drugs/alcohol
PROTECTIVE FACTORS
.involvement in alternative activities
.sense of well being and self-confidence
.positive future plans
.healthy coping strategies to deal with stress
.positive attitude towards learning
.knowledge about risks associated with
substance use
.negative attitude towards substance use
.positive relationships with adults
friends disapprove of drugs and use

how many people die each year from each drug

cocaine:10,000 people die each year
nicotine:480,000 people die each year from smoking
heroine:1,600 people die each year from heroine
rohypnol :16,000 people die each year because of rohypnol
marijuana: 50,000 people die each year because they used a bunch of marijuana