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Title: Drugs


1
Drugs
I Hope I dont get caught for Using drugs, it
has really helped Me, but im feeling a bit iffy
  • Why take drugs, if they harm us?

2
Introduction to drugs
  • What are drugs?
  • A drug is any substance that affects your body
    and changes the way you feel. There are three
    groups of drugs- recreational drugs, medicinal,
    and illegal drugs.
  • Why start to use drugs?
  • Excitement
  • Poor self-image
  • Adventure
  • Peer influence
  • Poor decision- making skills

3
Introduction carried on
  • Limited life chances
  • Boredom or curiosity
  • Anger, hurt or rejection
  • Inaccurate information about their effects
  • Peer pressure
  • There are four main ways in which drugs are
    taken
  • Form in pill or liquid
  • Sniffing Powder through nose
  • Smoking
  • Injecting a drug directly into a vein

4
Legal or illegal?
  • Legal drugs include medicines, but the term
    usually refers to drugs such as alcohol and
    tobacco. These drugs affect the way a person
    feels but are not illegal for adults. Tea, coffee
    and coke are legal drugs too. Illegal drugs such
    as cannabis, heroin, Ecstasy and LSD are illegal.

5
The Different types of drugs
  • There are different kinds of drugs recreational
    drugs, medicinal, and
  • Illegal drugs.
  • Recreational drugs
  • Recreational drugs are drugs that are used in
    spare time i.e. alcohol, cigarettes etc.
  • Medicinal drugs
  • Medicinal drugs are drugs that are prescribed to
    you by your doctor or are available from
    chemists. For example when you have a headache
    you might be prescribed or take Paracetamol.
  • Illegal drugs
  • Illegal drugs are obviously drugs that are
    illegal. For example cocaine, cannabis, ecstasy,
    resin. Getting caught taking these drugs could
    result in a fine or you could even go to prison,
    depends what class the drug is.

6
Table
Recreational Medicinal Illegal
Alcohol Paracetamol Cannabis
Cigarettes Aspirin Cocaine
Caffeine Antihypertensive (used for high blood pressure) Ecstasy
7
The Effects
  • Effects of Heroin
  • life becomes depressing after taking heroin, it
    is also starts to down the body, thats why they
    call it downers they make people relaxed and
    alert, also it helps you from getting to sleep.
    The effects of heroin also relates on how much
    you take.
  • Effects of Ecstasy Cocaine
  • after taking an ecstasy tablet users often feel a
    combination of feeling energetic but calm. Colour
    sound and emotions can seem more intense, as well
    as an increased heart rate. In some cases, the
    jaw tightens, and the mouth and throat becomes
    dry, as the users become to sweat more. Also
    taking and ecstasy tablet is a serious risk of
    dehydrating and over heating. The uses of an
    ecstasy table can also lead to brain damage.
  • Effects of Cannabis
  • cannabis causes light headedness, new and usual
    mental connections, short term memory loss. Loss
    of precision skills and many more. It also helps
    you to be calm and relaxed.
  • Effects of LSD
  • also has dramatic effects on the senses. Colours,
    smells, sounds, and other sensations. It also
    causes you to lose control.

8
What is peer pressure?
  • Peer pressure is when somebody is stressed and is
    having a ruff time. It means when people like
    friendship groups are forcing you to do something
    such as your friends might be smoking they might
    ask you to smoke as well, they could force you to
    do it, by threatening you or hurting you. This
    situation is very difficult to avoid because if
    you dont do it your friends will think wrong
    about you, and it could lead to bullying.
  • The easiest excuse you can use to get out of this
    situation, is you have to go home and walk away.
    It may not be as easy as it seems because they
    may follow you and drag you to do it. If this
    situation happens try to go to a public place so
    people will be able to help you.

9
How to help fight peer pressure?
  • Dont make friends with people who take drugs or
    even deal them.
  • Go home early and dont stick around school for
    long.
  • Walk home with a decent friend who is not
    involved in any trouble.
  • You can ask your parents to drop you and pick you
    up to and from school.
  • If you do get involved with people who take
    drugs, dont hang around with them when they are
    taking them.
  • Talk to someone who is understanding such as your
    parents, friends or even talk to child line on
    0800 1111.

10
Quick Quiz
  • Try these quick questions and answer true of
    false hope you enjoy it!!
  • You can die instantly from spraying lighter gas
    directly into your mouth.
  • True Or False
  • Taking anabolic steroids can help you grow
    properly
  • True Or False
  • Some people take amphetamines because it makes
    them feel make calm and drowsy
  • True Or False
  • Heroin is called a stimulant because it speeds up
    the body
  • True Or False
  • If you take an E tablet and then dance for a long
    time, it will make your temperature go up
  • True Or False

11
Credits
  • This PowerPoint presentation has been produced
    by Anis Parkar 9LD, the help of Christopher
    Brimble and Angel Dragonov
  • Thank you for watching my show hope you enjoyed
    it and learnt something!!!
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