Is My Teen Using Drugs

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Warning Signs of Teen Drug Abuse

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Is My Teen Using Drugs?: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs?

Warning Signs: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse

Poor Self Image : 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better

Depression: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black

Stealing or Borrowing Money: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves)

Peer Group : 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities

Academics : 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes

Dress & Appearance: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles

Physical Appearance: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop

Behavior : 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered

At Home: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude

Common Drugs Used By Teens: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN

Marijuana : 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea.

Marijuana Health Effects: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms.

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Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke

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Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours.

Extent Of Marijuana Use: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%)

Marijuana Slang Terms: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms

Meth - the equal opportunity destroyer: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “

Meth Overview: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity.

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Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico.

Meth Health Effects: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased.

Chemicals Used To Make Meth: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth

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Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth

Signs Of Meth Use: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay

Meth Slang Names: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam

Hallucinogens : 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM)

Hallucinogens Overview: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units.

LSD: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations.

Health Effects: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death.

Slang Terms: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms

Club Drugs: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs

Club Drugs Overview: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy)

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Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects

Club Drugs Health Effects: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death.

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Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder)

Club Drugs Slang Names: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names

Cocaine: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names Cocaine Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin.

Cocaine Overview: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names Cocaine Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. Cocaine Overview Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. When snorted, cocaine powder is inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. When injected, the user uses a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. Each of these methods of administration pose great risks to the user.

Crack Cocaine: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names Cocaine Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. Cocaine Overview Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. When snorted, cocaine powder is inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. When injected, the user uses a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. Each of these methods of administration pose great risks to the user. Crack Cocaine Crack is cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a free base for smoking. Crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water. It is then heated to remove the hydrochloride producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked.

Cocaine Health Effects: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names Cocaine Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. Cocaine Overview Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. When snorted, cocaine powder is inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. When injected, the user uses a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. Each of these methods of administration pose great risks to the user. Crack Cocaine Crack is cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a free base for smoking. Crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water. It is then heated to remove the hydrochloride producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked. Cocaine Health Effects Evidence suggests that users who smoke or inject cocaine may be at even greater risk of causing harm to themselves than those who snort the substance. For example, cocaine smokers also suffer from acute respiratory problems including coughing, shortness of breath, and severe chest pains with lung trauma and bleeding. A user who injects cocaine is at risk of transmitting or acquiring diseases if needles or other injection equipment are shared.

Cocaine Slang Terms: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names Cocaine Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. Cocaine Overview Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. When snorted, cocaine powder is inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. When injected, the user uses a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. Each of these methods of administration pose great risks to the user. Crack Cocaine Crack is cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a free base for smoking. Crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water. It is then heated to remove the hydrochloride producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked. Cocaine Health Effects Evidence suggests that users who smoke or inject cocaine may be at even greater risk of causing harm to themselves than those who snort the substance. For example, cocaine smokers also suffer from acute respiratory problems including coughing, shortness of breath, and severe chest pains with lung trauma and bleeding. A user who injects cocaine is at risk of transmitting or acquiring diseases if needles or other injection equipment are shared. Cocaine Slang Terms

Heroin Overview: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names Cocaine Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. Cocaine Overview Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. When snorted, cocaine powder is inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. When injected, the user uses a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. Each of these methods of administration pose great risks to the user. Crack Cocaine Crack is cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a free base for smoking. Crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water. It is then heated to remove the hydrochloride producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked. Cocaine Health Effects Evidence suggests that users who smoke or inject cocaine may be at even greater risk of causing harm to themselves than those who snort the substance. For example, cocaine smokers also suffer from acute respiratory problems including coughing, shortness of breath, and severe chest pains with lung trauma and bleeding. A user who injects cocaine is at risk of transmitting or acquiring diseases if needles or other injection equipment are shared. Cocaine Slang Terms Heroin Overview

Heroin: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names Cocaine Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. Cocaine Overview Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. When snorted, cocaine powder is inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. When injected, the user uses a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. Each of these methods of administration pose great risks to the user. Crack Cocaine Crack is cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a free base for smoking. Crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water. It is then heated to remove the hydrochloride producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked. Cocaine Health Effects Evidence suggests that users who smoke or inject cocaine may be at even greater risk of causing harm to themselves than those who snort the substance. For example, cocaine smokers also suffer from acute respiratory problems including coughing, shortness of breath, and severe chest pains with lung trauma and bleeding. A user who injects cocaine is at risk of transmitting or acquiring diseases if needles or other injection equipment are shared. Cocaine Slang Terms Heroin Overview Heroin Heroin is a highly addictive drug and is the most widely abused and most rapidly acting of the opiates.

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Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names Cocaine Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. Cocaine Overview Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. When snorted, cocaine powder is inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. When injected, the user uses a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. Each of these methods of administration pose great risks to the user. Crack Cocaine Crack is cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a free base for smoking. Crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water. It is then heated to remove the hydrochloride producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked. Cocaine Health Effects Evidence suggests that users who smoke or inject cocaine may be at even greater risk of causing harm to themselves than those who snort the substance. For example, cocaine smokers also suffer from acute respiratory problems including coughing, shortness of breath, and severe chest pains with lung trauma and bleeding. A user who injects cocaine is at risk of transmitting or acquiring diseases if needles or other injection equipment are shared. Cocaine Slang Terms Heroin Overview Heroin Heroin is a highly addictive drug and is the most widely abused and most rapidly acting of the opiates. Heroin can be injected, smoked, or sniffed/snorted. Injection is the most efficient way to administer low-purity heroin. The availability of high-purity heroin, however, and the fear of infection by sharing needles has made snorting and smoking the drug more common. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) researchers have confirmed that all forms of heroin administration are addictive.

Heroin Health Effects: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names Cocaine Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. Cocaine Overview Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. When snorted, cocaine powder is inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. When injected, the user uses a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. Each of these methods of administration pose great risks to the user. Crack Cocaine Crack is cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a free base for smoking. Crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water. It is then heated to remove the hydrochloride producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked. Cocaine Health Effects Evidence suggests that users who smoke or inject cocaine may be at even greater risk of causing harm to themselves than those who snort the substance. For example, cocaine smokers also suffer from acute respiratory problems including coughing, shortness of breath, and severe chest pains with lung trauma and bleeding. A user who injects cocaine is at risk of transmitting or acquiring diseases if needles or other injection equipment are shared. Cocaine Slang Terms Heroin Overview Heroin Heroin is a highly addictive drug and is the most widely abused and most rapidly acting of the opiates. Heroin can be injected, smoked, or sniffed/snorted. Injection is the most efficient way to administer low-purity heroin. The availability of high-purity heroin, however, and the fear of infection by sharing needles has made snorting and smoking the drug more common. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) researchers have confirmed that all forms of heroin administration are addictive. Heroin Health Effects After repeatedly using heroin for a period of time, the long-term effects of the substance begin to appear in the user. Chronic users may develop collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, abscesses, and liver disease. Additionally, pulmonary complications, including various types of pneumonia, may also result in the user.

Heroin Health Effects: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names Cocaine Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. Cocaine Overview Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. When snorted, cocaine powder is inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. When injected, the user uses a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. Each of these methods of administration pose great risks to the user. Crack Cocaine Crack is cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a free base for smoking. Crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water. It is then heated to remove the hydrochloride producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked. Cocaine Health Effects Evidence suggests that users who smoke or inject cocaine may be at even greater risk of causing harm to themselves than those who snort the substance. For example, cocaine smokers also suffer from acute respiratory problems including coughing, shortness of breath, and severe chest pains with lung trauma and bleeding. A user who injects cocaine is at risk of transmitting or acquiring diseases if needles or other injection equipment are shared. Cocaine Slang Terms Heroin Overview Heroin Heroin is a highly addictive drug and is the most widely abused and most rapidly acting of the opiates. Heroin can be injected, smoked, or sniffed/snorted. Injection is the most efficient way to administer low-purity heroin. The availability of high-purity heroin, however, and the fear of infection by sharing needles has made snorting and smoking the drug more common. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) researchers have confirmed that all forms of heroin administration are addictive. Heroin Health Effects After repeatedly using heroin for a period of time, the long-term effects of the substance begin to appear in the user. Chronic users may develop collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, abscesses, and liver disease. Additionally, pulmonary complications, including various types of pneumonia, may also result in the user. Heroin Health Effects Short-term effects of heroin include a warm flushing of the skin, dry mouth, and heavy extremities. After the initial euphoric feeling, the user experiences an alternately wakeful and drowsy state. Due to the depression of the central nervous system, mental functioning becomes clouded. Additionally, breathing may be slowed to the point of respiratory failure.

Long Term Use: 

Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names Cocaine Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. Cocaine Overview Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. When snorted, cocaine powder is inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. When injected, the user uses a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. Each of these methods of administration pose great risks to the user. Crack Cocaine Crack is cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a free base for smoking. Crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water. It is then heated to remove the hydrochloride producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked. Cocaine Health Effects Evidence suggests that users who smoke or inject cocaine may be at even greater risk of causing harm to themselves than those who snort the substance. For example, cocaine smokers also suffer from acute respiratory problems including coughing, shortness of breath, and severe chest pains with lung trauma and bleeding. A user who injects cocaine is at risk of transmitting or acquiring diseases if needles or other injection equipment are shared. Cocaine Slang Terms Heroin Overview Heroin Heroin is a highly addictive drug and is the most widely abused and most rapidly acting of the opiates. Heroin can be injected, smoked, or sniffed/snorted. Injection is the most efficient way to administer low-purity heroin. The availability of high-purity heroin, however, and the fear of infection by sharing needles has made snorting and smoking the drug more common. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) researchers have confirmed that all forms of heroin administration are addictive. Heroin Health Effects After repeatedly using heroin for a period of time, the long-term effects of the substance begin to appear in the user. Chronic users may develop collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, abscesses, and liver disease. Additionally, pulmonary complications, including various types of pneumonia, may also result in the user. Heroin Health Effects Short-term effects of heroin include a warm flushing of the skin, dry mouth, and heavy extremities. After the initial euphoric feeling, the user experiences an alternately wakeful and drowsy state. Due to the depression of the central nervous system, mental functioning becomes clouded. Additionally, breathing may be slowed to the point of respiratory failure. Long Term Use After repeatedly using heroin for a period of time, the long-term effects of the substance begin to appear in the user. Chronic users may develop collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, abscesses, and liver disease. Additionally, pulmonary complications, including various types of pneumonia, may also result in the user. Black Tar Heroin

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Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names Cocaine Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. Cocaine Overview Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. When snorted, cocaine powder is inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. When injected, the user uses a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. Each of these methods of administration pose great risks to the user. Crack Cocaine Crack is cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a free base for smoking. Crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water. It is then heated to remove the hydrochloride producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked. Cocaine Health Effects Evidence suggests that users who smoke or inject cocaine may be at even greater risk of causing harm to themselves than those who snort the substance. For example, cocaine smokers also suffer from acute respiratory problems including coughing, shortness of breath, and severe chest pains with lung trauma and bleeding. A user who injects cocaine is at risk of transmitting or acquiring diseases if needles or other injection equipment are shared. Cocaine Slang Terms Heroin Overview Heroin Heroin is a highly addictive drug and is the most widely abused and most rapidly acting of the opiates. Heroin can be injected, smoked, or sniffed/snorted. Injection is the most efficient way to administer low-purity heroin. The availability of high-purity heroin, however, and the fear of infection by sharing needles has made snorting and smoking the drug more common. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) researchers have confirmed that all forms of heroin administration are addictive. Heroin Health Effects After repeatedly using heroin for a period of time, the long-term effects of the substance begin to appear in the user. Chronic users may develop collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, abscesses, and liver disease. Additionally, pulmonary complications, including various types of pneumonia, may also result in the user. Heroin Health Effects Short-term effects of heroin include a warm flushing of the skin, dry mouth, and heavy extremities. After the initial euphoric feeling, the user experiences an alternately wakeful and drowsy state. Due to the depression of the central nervous system, mental functioning becomes clouded. Additionally, breathing may be slowed to the point of respiratory failure. Long Term Use After repeatedly using heroin for a period of time, the long-term effects of the substance begin to appear in the user. Chronic users may develop collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, abscesses, and liver disease. Additionally, pulmonary complications, including various types of pneumonia, may also result in the user. Black Tar Heroin Heroin Slang Terms

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Is My Teen Using Drugs? Are You Looking For The Right Signs? Warning Signs Common warning signs associated with drug abuse Poor Self Image Low self-esteem Does not value life They are very critical of themselves Do not like the way the look “Cutters” cut them selves to feel better Depression Teen Lacks Motivation or Drive Does not want to participate in events including sports or activities that they use to excel in Wants to hide out away from other people Likes or prefers dark things being in dark rooms; likes to wear all black Stealing or Borrowing Money Unexplained Valuables are missing Always asking to borrow money Possessing unexplained valuables (possible sign that your child is dealing drugs themselves) Peer Group Changes Friends Friends use drugs (Or you suspect friends use drugs) Not at friends house when or where they say they will be Lies about activities Academics Failing in school Truancy Drop in grades Drop Out or Does Not Care No Concern About Future Does not attend or skips classes Dress & Appearance No Longer Cares About How They Look Hygiene - Little or no hygiene Frequent us of Eye Wash Major change in appearance or style Drug Paraphernalia Clothes to hide cuts or needles Physical Appearance Skin Abrasions Chemical Breath Glassy Eyes Red Eyes Slurred Speech Unexplained weight drop Behavior Gets into fights Erratic Behavior Reckless Behavior Lying/Deception Manipulative/Self-Centered At Home Violent outbursts at home Verbally Abusive Disregards Consequences Sneaky Behavior Disrespectful to parents & family Defiles Family Values Rules Do Not Apply To Them Attitude Common Drugs Used By Teens We will show you how to identify these drugs as well as common slang terms used for them MARIJUANA METHAMPHETAMINE HALLUCINOGENS CLUB DRUGS COCAINE HEROIN Marijuana Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana has also appeared in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana, sometimes in combination with another drug, such as crack. It can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea. Marijuana Health Effects Marijuana abuse is associated with many detrimental health effects. These effects can include frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning, increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks and tolerance. Marijuana meets the criteria for an addictive drug and animal studies suggest marijuana causes physical dependence and some people report withdrawal symptoms. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illnesses, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways. Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke. Marijuana has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because marijuana smoke contains 50 percent to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12th-graders' scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, those who were heavy marijuana smokers, i.e., those who used marijuana seven or more times per week, scored significantly lower in 12th grade than nonsmokers. Another study of 129 college students found that among heavy users of marijuana critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired, even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. Extent Of Marijuana Use Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2006 was approximately 25.4 million (10.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.8 million (6.0%) Marijuana Slang Terms Meth -the equalopportunity destroyer “methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior “ Meth Overview Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, snorted, smoked, or ingested orally. Methamphetamine users feel a short yet intense "rush" when the drug is initially administered. The immediate effects of methamphetamine include increased activity and decreased appetite. The drug has limited medical uses for the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorders, and obesity. Most amphetamines distributed to the black market are produced in clandestine laboratories. Methamphetamine laboratories are, by far, the most frequently encountered clandestine laboratories in the United States. The ease of clandestine synthesis, combined with tremendous profits, has resulted in significant availability of illicit methamphetamine. Large amounts of methamphetamine are also illicitly smuggled into the United States from Mexico. Meth Health Effects Long-term methamphetamine abuse can cause addiction, anxiety, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Additionally, psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the user's skin) can occur. The psychotic symptoms can last for months or years after methamphetamine use has ceased. Chemicals Used To Make Meth Signs Of Meth Use Violent aggressive behavior Insomnia Impaired speech Dry itchy skin Loss of appetite Acne sores Numbness Hallucinations Increased heart rate Increased alertness Rapid dental decay Meth Slang Names Bikers Coffee Chalk Speed Crystal Meth Glass Go-Fast Ice Methlies Quick Poor Man's Cocaine Chicken Feed Shabu Crank Stove Top Trash Yellow Bam Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, DMT, AMT, Foxy, DXM) Hallucinogens Overview Hallucinogenic substances are characterized by their ability to cause changes in a person's perception of reality. Persons using hallucinogenic drugs often report seeing images, hearing sounds, and feeling sensations that seem real, but do not exist. In the past, plants and fungi that contained hallucinogenic substances were abused. Currently, these hallucinogenic substances are produced synthetically to provide a higher potency. LSD Blotter Sheets of paper which are soaked into an LSD solution, dried, and perforated into small squares of individual dosage units. LSD The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend on the amount of the drug taken; the user's personality, mood, and expectations; and the surroundings in which the drug is used. Usually, the user feels the first effects of the drug within 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion. These experiences last for extended periods of time and typically begin to clear after about 12 hours. The physical effects include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors. Sensations may seem to "cross over" for the user, giving the feeling of hearing colors and seeing sounds. If taken in a large enough dose, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Health Effects Hallucinogens can produce physiological effects including elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and dilated pupils. These drugs are often unpredictable and a user may experience different effects compared to other users or past usage. Users often experience changes in perception, thought, and mood. The effects of PCP use are unpredictable, can be felt within minutes of ingestion, and can last for many hours. Physical effects can include shallow, rapid breathing; increased blood pressure; elevated heart rate; and increased temperature. Nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness can also occur. High doses of PCP can cause convulsions, coma, hyperthermia, and death. Slang Terms Club Drugs Club Drugs Overview In recent years, certain drugs have emerged and become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves." These drugs, collectively termed "club drugs," include MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol,GHB and ketamine. (Ecstasy) The tasteless and odorless depressants Rohypnol and GHB are often used in the commission of sexual assaults due to their ability to sedate and intoxicate unsuspecting victims. Rohypnol, a sedative/tranquilizer, is legally available for prescription in over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. Although usually taken orally in pill form, reports have shown that some users grind Rohypnol into a powder and snort the drug. GHB, available in an odorless, colorless liquid form or as a white powder material, is taken orally, and is frequently combined with alcohol. In addition to being used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault/rape, GHB is also sometimes used by body builders for its alleged anabolic effects Club Drugs Health Effects Ecstasy (MDMA) can interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes leading to a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), resulting in liver, kidney, and cardiovascular system failure, and death. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all central nervous system depressants. Lower doses of Rohypnol can cause muscle relaxation and can produce general sedative and hypnotic effects. In higher doses, Rohypnol causes a loss of muscle control, loss of consciousness, and partial amnesia. When combined with alcohol, the toxic effects of Rohypnol can be aggravated. (GHB Powder) Club Drugs Slang Names Cocaine Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. Cocaine Overview Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. When snorted, cocaine powder is inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. When injected, the user uses a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. Each of these methods of administration pose great risks to the user. Crack Cocaine Crack is cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a free base for smoking. Crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water. It is then heated to remove the hydrochloride producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked. Cocaine Health Effects Evidence suggests that users who smoke or inject cocaine may be at even greater risk of causing harm to themselves than those who snort the substance. For example, cocaine smokers also suffer from acute respiratory problems including coughing, shortness of breath, and severe chest pains with lung trauma and bleeding. A user who injects cocaine is at risk of transmitting or acquiring diseases if needles or other injection equipment are shared. Cocaine Slang Terms Heroin Overview Heroin Heroin is a highly addictive drug and is the most widely abused and most rapidly acting of the opiates. Heroin can be injected, smoked, or sniffed/snorted. Injection is the most efficient way to administer low-purity heroin. The availability of high-purity heroin, however, and the fear of infection by sharing needles has made snorting and smoking the drug more common. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) researchers have confirmed that all forms of heroin administration are addictive. Heroin Health Effects After repeatedly using heroin for a period of time, the long-term effects of the substance begin to appear in the user. Chronic users may develop collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, abscesses, and liver disease. Additionally, pulmonary complications, including various types of pneumonia, may also result in the user. Heroin Health Effects Short-term effects of heroin include a warm flushing of the skin, dry mouth, and heavy extremities. After the initial euphoric feeling, the user experiences an alternately wakeful and drowsy state. Due to the depression of the central nervous system, mental functioning becomes clouded. Additionally, breathing may be slowed to the point of respiratory failure. Long Term Use After repeatedly using heroin for a period of time, the long-term effects of the substance begin to appear in the user. Chronic users may develop collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, abscesses, and liver disease. Additionally, pulmonary complications, including various types of pneumonia, may also result in the user. Black Tar Heroin Heroin Slang Terms Heroin Addiction One of the most significant effects of heroin use is addiction. With regular heroin use, tolerance to the drug develops. Once this happens, the abuser must use more heroin to achieve the same intensity or effect that they are seeking. As higher doses of the drug are used over time, physical dependence and addiction to the drug develop.

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