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Drug is a contributing factor in at least half of all murders, suicides, and car accidents. Heavy drinking along with drunk driving increases your chances of serious injury or death. Heavy drinking is also linked with physical fighting, destroyed property, school and job problems, and trouble with law enforcement authorities. It won’t affect me… : It won’t affect me… Drug abuse leads to: Loss of coordination Poor judgment Slowed reflexes Distorted vision Memory lapses Blackouts Lowered inhibitions Effects of Drug Use… : Effects of Drug Use… Bleeding Pancreas of an Alcoholic, he’s now dead! How do you think these people turned out? Signs of drug Abuse : Signs of drug Abuse Problems remembering things you recently said or did Getting drunk on a regular basis Lying about how much alcohol you are drinking Thinking that drug is necessary to have fun Having frequent hangovers Feeling run-down, depressed, or even suicidal Having "blackouts"--forgetting what you did while drinking Having problems at work or getting in trouble with the law Who’s drinking? : Who’s drinking? 84% of people ages 12 to 17 have chosen not to drink in the past month. People who begin drinking before age 15 are 4 times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begin at age 21. Refuse drug: : Refuse drug: The majority of teens don't drink alcohol. It's not as hard to refuse as you might think. Try: "No thanks," "I don't drink," "I'm not interested,” or “It’s not for me.” What are the Stats? : What are the Stats? In 1998, 35.8% of traffic deaths of 15- to 20-year-olds were alcohol-related. "Binge" drinking means having 5 or more drinks on one occasion. About 15% of teens are binge drinkers in any given month. Approximately 100,000 deaths result each year from the misuse of drugs. Know the Facts! : Know the Facts! One drink can make you fail a breath test. In some states, people under the age of 21 who are found to have any amount of alcohol in their systems can lose their driver's license, be subject to a heavy fine $$$, or have their car permanently taken away! It is illegal to buy or possess alcohol if you are under 21. Know the Facts About Drugs : Know the Facts About Drugs Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the United States. Cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines are illegal in all states and highly dangerous. It is illegal to buy or sell ecstasy. Marijuana : Marijuana Street names include pot, herb, weed, boom, Mary Jane, and chronic Average age of first use is 14 The amount of tar inhaled and the level of carbon monoxide absorbed are 3-5 times greater than cigarette smokers. Effects of Marijuana Use : Effects of Marijuana Use Physical Effects of use: Dry mouth, nausea, headache, decreased coordination, increased heart rate, reduced muscle strength, increased appetite and eating Mental Effects of use: Anxiety, confusion, anger, tiredness, possible suicidal thoughts Cocaine & Heroin : Cocaine & Heroin Both drugs can be snorted, smoked or injected by needle into a vein. Prolonged cocaine snorting can result in sores of the inside of the nose and can damage the cartilage enough to cause it to collapse. Heroin is ranked second as the most frequently mentioned drug in drug-related deaths. Cocaine & Heroin : Cocaine & Heroin The IV drug user is at risk for transmitting or acquiring HIV infection/AIDS if needles or other injection equipment are shared. Bad Effects: Infected veins, hepatitis liver disease, pneumonia, heart infections, paranoia, depression, miscarriage, overdose and even death! Good News: According to a 1998 study, less than 1% of teens are regular cocaine users. In fact, 98% of teens have never even tried cocaine. Physical Effects of Drug Use : Physical Effects of Drug Use Same user of Methamphetamines 5 years later 1990 1995 Infection from drug use Drug Abuse Treatment Can Work : Drug Abuse Treatment Can Work No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals. Treatment needs to be readily available. Treatment must attend to multiple needs of the individual, not just drug use. Multiple courses of treatment may be required for success. Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness. What’s Your Anti-Drug? : What’s Your Anti-Drug? Some popular anti-drugs: music, dancing, computers, basketball, family, singing, friendship, life, football, track, rock climbing, volunteering. THANK YOU : THANK YOU You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.