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 pain, which can lead to weight loss or change in appetite. Although they are different effects to each drug, there is no such thing as a safe "drug".

                          OTHER RISK FACTORS:

  • depression
  • mood change
  • pain attacks
  • depression
  • 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
  • abuse
  • poverty
  • loss of close friend/relative

EXAMPLES OF DRUGS

Marijuana

(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.



Advil/Ibuprofen

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.

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea

  • Dizziness/Drowsiness

  • Swelling of the eyes, face

  • Fatigue or tiredness

  • Ringing in the ears

  • Itching or rash


LEAN

- MIXED WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Prescription medicine-strength cough.

  2. Any soda

  3. Hard fruit-flavored candy.

-Also known as the purple drink, purple lean, and dirty spirit

THEY ALL COME IN DIFFERENT SHAPES AND SIZE

JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY

 Drug Abuse Hotline Tel. 844.244.3171 

National Drug Helpline
Tel. 888.633.3239
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Counseling
Tel. 844.543.3242

Works Cited

https://drugabuse.com/library/lean-purple-drank/

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana

https://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/tylenol

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/marijuana.html

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana