Weekly Drug notes

Drug Facts

 Week 1

 Depressants

 Definition-

A drug that slows the central nervous system

 Drugs in this category-

Alcohol, GHB, Rohypnol, Valium, Xanax

 Effects of depressants-

Drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, reduced heart rate, decreased blood pressure, impaired muscle coordination

 Other effects-

Rape, unplanned pregnancy, addiction, HIV and STD’s

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 Week 2

 Hallucinogens

 Definition-

Drugs that alter moods, thoughts, and sense perceptions including vision, hearing, smell, and touch

 Drugs in this Category-

DXM(tussin), Ecstasy(MDMA), Ketamine, LSD, Mescaline(peyote), PCP, Psilocybin(mushrooms), Salvia

 Effects of Hallucinogens-

Delusions, hallucinations, flashbacks, numbness, panic attacks, nausea, impaired motor function, paranoia

 Other effects-

Seizures, addiction, self harm, death

 

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Week 3

 Stimulants

 Definition-

Drugs that speed up the central nervous system

 Drugs in this Category-

Amphetamines, Methamphetamine(meth), Cocaine(crack), Adderall, Caffeine, Ritalin, Nicotine, Herbal Ecstacy

 Effects of Stimulants-

Extreme addiction, decreased appetite, nausea, heart attack, increased heart rate, heart and nerve damage, malnutrition

 Other effects-

Memory loss, increased tolerance, aggressiveness, death

 

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 Week 4

 Narcotics/Opiates

 Definition-

Drugs like those derived from the opium plant that are obtainable only by prescription and are used to relieve pain

 Drugs in this category-

Codeine, Heroin, Morphine, Opium, Oxycodone(Oxycontin), Hydrocodone, Methadone

 Effects of Narcotics-

Nausea, confusion, unconsciousness, drowsiness, reduced respiratory function, addiction

 Other effects-

Overdose, tolerance, constipation, HIV, death

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 Week 5

 Other Drugs

 Steriods-

Synthetic substances similar to male sex hormones.

Anabolic- refers to muscle building

Androgenic- refers to increased male                                          characteristics

 Inhalants-

Substances whose fumes are sniffed or inhaled to give effect. Most inhalants depress the central nervous system.

 Effects of Inhalants-

glassy stare, slurred speech, impaired judgment, nausea, coughing, nosebleeds, fatigue, and lack of coordination.

Using inhalants can lead to permanent loss of brain cells.

Long term use can cause liver and kidney damage, blindness, brain damage, paralysis, cardiac arrest, and death

Marijuana-

 Definition-

Mild hallucinogenic, depressant and stimulant

It is a plant whose leaves, buds and flowers are smoked or eaten. It causes intoxicating effects.

 Considered a gateway drug. Teens are 15 times more likely to try cocaine if they have used marijuana.

 Effects of Marijuana-

Hallucinations, paranoia, impaired short-term memory, decreased initiative and ambition, bloodshot eyes, dry mouth, Lung irritation, heart and lung damage, weakened immune system, change in hormone levels, increased risk or infertility in women and lowered sperm count in males.

 Other effects-

Marijuana smoke contains more cancer-causing chemicals than tobacco smoke