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Title: Are You In The Know?


1
Are You In The Know?
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Categories
  • Drugs in General
  • Prescription Drugs and Over-the-Counter
    Medications
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Tobacco
  • Women and Drugs
  • Pregnancy, Babies and Drugs

3
Category Drugs in General
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True or False?
Tobacco is the most popular drug in the world.
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5
False
Caffeine is the world's most popular drug. It
can be found in coffee, tea, chocolate, colas,
and energy drinks.
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6
True or False?
Hallucinogens are drugs that distort reality.
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True
Hallucinogens (such as Ketamines, magic
mushrooms and LCD) is a group of drugs that
distort reality.
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8
True or False?
Drug misuse is using drugs in a way that they
weren't intended.
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True
Drug misuse is defined as the use of drugs in a
way that they werent intended (and increase the
risk to your health and safety)
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10
True or False?
Marijuana is the most commonly used drug among
students from grades 7 to 12.
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11
False
Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among high
school students. In 2011 55 of students
reported drinking alcohol in the past year.
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Taking more drugs that your body can handle is
called Drug Abuse.
True or False?
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False
Taking more drugs than your body can handle is
called Drug Overdose At this point your body
perceives the drugs as poison and this causes an
adverse reaction.
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Drug withdrawal has only psychological symptoms.
True or False?
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False
Headaches, anxiety, nausea and fatigue are all
physical symptoms of withdrawal When your body
becomes dependent on a drug and then is deprived
of it, you can experience these symptoms and
more
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16
Category Prescription Drugs
and Over-the-counter Medications
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17
True or False?
Drugs bought at a pharmacy are always safe.
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False
Prescription drugs are safe when taken following
the instructions on the label or the doctors
instructions.
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19
True or False?
Opioids are the prescription drug most often
abused by youth.
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True
Opioids (such as codeine, morphine, or opium)
have become the most common prescription drugs
used by teenagers to get high.
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True or False?
Drowsiness, injury, and death are 3 dangers of
taking prescription drugs to get high?
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True
  • The risks of taking prescription drugs to get
    high are
  • Making risky decisions
  • Being injured or killed because of fighting
  • Becoming very drowsy- so drowsy that its
    difficult to awaken the person
  • Dying from an overdose.

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23
True or False?
Most teens get the prescription drugs they abuse
from their parents' medicine cabinet.
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True
Friends and the family medicine cabinet are the
major sources of these drugs. More than seventy
percent of people who abuse prescription
painkillers say they get them from family or
friends.
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True or False?
Teens find it easier to get high on
over-the-counter medicine than with illegal drugs.
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True
Teens find misusing prescription drugs it is the
least expensive and easiest way of getting high
and can be attained without having their motives
questioned.
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Category Alcohol
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True or False?
There are no visible symptoms of alcohol
poisoning.
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False
Some of the visible symptoms of alcohol poisoning
are Vomiting (vomiting is your bodys way to get
rid of a poison) Passing out (passing out is the
result of your central nervous system being
depressed) Blacking out
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Binge drinking is defined as having 3 drinks at
the same bar.
True or False?
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False
Binge Drinking is having 5 drinks or more in one
sitting (one drinking session)
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Mixing alcohol with coffee or energy drinks
will make a person more alert.
True or False?
33
False
Energy drinks usually make a person feel alert
because they contain caffeine and other
stimulants. But combining them with alcohol
doesnt work the same way. You might feel more
alert but you wont actually be, instead of
sobering up it will produce a complicated
cocktail for your brain.
33
34
True or False?
Alcohol increases the likelihood of unprotected
sex.
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True
Being under the influence of alcohol increases
chances of having unwanted/unprotected
sex Alcohol affects the part of your brain that
controls your judgement.
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36
True or False?
The best way to get sober when you have been
drinking is to take medicine (e.g. aspirins).
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False
  • Sleeping is the best way to become sober. It
    allows your body to rest and allows it to clear
    the alcohol out of your system and cleanse it.
    The longer you sleep the better you will feel in
    the morning.
  • Drinking water helps clean your body.
  • Getting fresh air, some exercise, and not having
    an empty stomach also help!

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True or False?
A designated driver is a person who does not
take drugs nor drinks to provide a safe ride home.
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True
A designated driver is someone who is chosen
(before the party) as the safe ride home and thus
he/she does not take drugs nor drinks alcohol at
the party. (BUT a drivers ability to drive
safely can still be affected if all the
passengers are drunk)
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Category Marijuana
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41
True or False?
Marijuana is a chemically engineered drug.
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False
Marijuana comes from the Cannabis plant.
Cannabis is the scientific name for marijuana,
plus there are many other slang terms such as
pot, hash, weed etc.
42
43
True or False?
Marijuana can affect someone's school work
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True
Marijuana affects memory, judgment, and
perception. The drug can make you mess up in
school, in sports or clubs, or with your friends.
If youre high on marijuana, you are more likely
to make mistakes that could embarrass or even
hurt you.
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45
True or False?
Since marijuana is natural (because it comes
from a plant) it is good for you.
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False
Although marijuana is a plant that doesnt mean
that it is good for you it is being mixed with
over 100 chemicals that can cause serious health
problems
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47
True or False?
There is more tar in marijuana than in tobacco.
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48
True
Research shows there are 3-5 times the amount of
tar in the lungs from smoking marijuana. Tar is
known to cause breathing problems.
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49
True or False?
Growing marijuana is legal in Canada.
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False
Marijuana is currently a controlled substance.
It is a criminal offense to import, export,
possess, grow, sell, give, or traffic.
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51
Category Tobacco
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52
True or False?
Nicotine is the substance in cigarettes that
makes them addictive.
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True
Nicotine is the substance that makes cigarettes
addictive. Nicotine addiction is both physical
and psychological.
Nicotine (there are more than 500 additives in
tobacco cigarettes, creating over 4000 chemical
components when they are burned BUT it is the
nicotine that is addictive, whether in
cigarettes, gum or patch)
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54
True or False?
Arsenic can be found in cigarettes.
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True
Arsenic is found in Cigarettes, Pesticides,
Insecticides. Arsenic is a poison that has the
potential to cause damage to the skin, lungs,
blood vessels and heart.
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56
True or False?
The pleasurable effects of nicotine last five
minutes.
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False
The pleasurable effects of nicotine last about an
hour. After that the craving cycle begins again.
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58
True or False?
Yellow teeth are a common side effect of smoking.
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True
Some of the common effects of smoking are
Yellow teeth, Lungs hurt, Persistent coughing
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True or False?
The legal age to buy cigarettes in Ontario is 18.
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False
The legal age is 19. (under the Smoke Free
Ontario Act, which came into effect in 2006)
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Category Women and Drugs
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63
True or False?
Tylenol 3 is a drug that is more commonly used
by guys rather than girls.
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False
Tylenol 3 is more commonly used by girls than by
guys
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65
True or False?
Girls generally use drugs to improve their
confidence.
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66
True
Girls usually use drugs to improve mood and
increase confidence. Their reasons are generally
different than the ones given by guys girls use
drugs to decrease tension, lose weight and fit in
with their peer group.
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67
True or False?
Women have a stronger reaction than men to the
same amount of alcohol because it reacts with
estrogen.
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False
  • There are 2 reasons why women have a stronger
    reaction than men to the same amount of alcohol
  • 1. Percentage of body fat compared to water.
    Females generally have more fat less water in
    their bodies. Alcohol is water soluble, so less
    water in the body translates to a higher blood
    alcohol concentration.
  • 2. Females have less of the active enzyme alcohol
    dehydrogenase which begins to break down alcohol
    in the stomach lining. Less enzyme means more
    alcohol in the system.

Because women have less water in their body so
the blood/ alcohol concentration is larger
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69
True or False?
Developing Breast Cancer is a risk that can be
increased with each additional drink a woman
takes.
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True
Research shows the risk for developing breast
cancer later in life increases for every drink
you take.
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True or False?
We can prevent young women from having problems
with drug use by increasing their self esteem,
coping skills, and peer support.
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False
  • Some of the ways we can prevent young women from
    having problems with drug use include
  • Increasing their confidence and self esteem
  • Giving them the skills to cope and meet lifes
    challenges
  • Helping them give and get support from their
    peers

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Category Pregnancy, Babies and Drugs
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True or False?
The law cannot punish adults smoking with minors
in a motor vehicle.
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False
A new law passed in 2009 in Ontario prohibits
smoking in a motor vehicle with a minor under the
age of 16.
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True or False?
Ecstasy is the most frequently used illicit drug
during pregnancy.
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False
Marijuana is the most frequently used illicit
drug during pregnancy Reports estimate use
ranging from 3-30 among pregnant women.
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True or False?
Hyperactivity, depression, and anxiety are some
risks that a child may suffer if their mother
used cannabis heavily during their pregnancy.
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True
Hyperactivity ,Depression and anxiety , Problems
with memory can result from heavy use of
marijuana during pregnancy. These effects are
often delayed until the child is 3-6 years old or
older.
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True or False?
Doctors have discovered an optimal amount of
alcohol that can be drunk safely during pregnancy.
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False
There is no proven safe level for alcohol during
pregnancy. Although the evidence is that heavy
drinking causes Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, research
cannot establish a safe level for alcohol and
therefore no alcohol at all is seen as the safest
practice.
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True or False?
Mothers who have problems with substance abuse
are reluctant to get help because of stigma.
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True.
Society can be blaming and judgemental. Stigma
and scrutiny cause mothers not to get help for
their problems. This is far more evident for
aboriginal women, poor women and women of color.
Did you know she is pregnant?
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