THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "SAFE DRUG"
Drugs have chemicals in them that affect the body and the brain. They can cause serious health problems that can be permanent. Many young people are exposed to drugs, and after a while they become addicted. Drugs can cause serious problems with our memory, making it more difficult to make daily decisions. It can also cause
OTHER RISK FACTORS:
- mood change
- pain attacks
- breathing problems
- increased heart rate
- temporary hallucinations
- intense nausea and vomiting
- ADDICTION AND DEATH
Why People Use Drugs
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- low self-esteem
- mental illness
- peer pressure
- loss of close friend/relative
EXAMPLES OF DRUGS
(also known as Cannabis)- Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the United States. it has both short term and long term effects on the brain
Short Term: People usually feel the effects of marijuana after 30 minutes to 1 hour. These chemicals play a role in normal brain development and function.
Long term: When people begin using marijuana as teenagers, the drug may impair thinking, memory, and learning functions and affect how the brain builds connections.
medication usually used to relieve pain in the muscle aches, headaches, menstrual period, backaches, toothaches, a common cold.
Advil's could be harmful physically, psychologically, and socially.
Swelling of the eyes, face
Fatigue or tiredness
Ringing in the ears
Itching or rash
- MIXED WITH THE FOLLOWING:
Prescription medicine-strength cough.
Hard fruit-flavored candy.
-Also known as the purple drink, purple lean, and dirty spirit
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Drug Abuse Hotline Tel. 844.244.3171
National Drug HelplineTel. 888.633.3239Drug & Alcohol Abuse CounselingTel. 844.543.3242