TYPES OF DRUGS AND THEIR AFFECTS PART 2

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Illegal drugs that are found mostly in
nightclubs or at raves.
These drugs make people feel more relaxed
Ecstasy
 Rohypnol- known as “date rape” drug
 Ketamine- “special k”
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These drugs are made in home labs and they
are mixed with other harmful chemicals
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This means a person who uses club drugs never
knows what exactly is in them.
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Ecstasy users may experience
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Tingly skin, clenched jaws
Increases the heart rate and body temp.
 This damages organs
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Make a person feel anxious and paranoid
Rohypnol
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Makes a persons blood pressure drop
User feels dizzy and very sleepy
Blackouts and memory loss
Loss of consciousness
 A person slipped this drug usually will not remember what
happened
 This is why it is called the date rape drug….a major crime.
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Ketamine
Deadly if abused
 Causes hallucinations
 Memory loss
 A small overdose can cause death
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 Many teens die from using this drug.
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Narcotics
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Drugs that get rid of pain and dull senses
 Ex. Morphine and codeine
 Both are used as medicine, both are very addictive
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Heroin is a narcotic
 Taken through an injection in arm or between toes.
 Gives the user an instant high or feeling of happiness.
 Once the drug wears off, user experiences nausea, stomach
cramps, and vomiting.
 People need larger amounts very quickly, so it is easy to
overdose
 HIV and AIDS can occur due to many heroin users sharing
needles
 Can be very addictive and withdrawal symptoms are very
painful.
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Hallucinogens
Drugs that distort moods, thoughts, and senses
 Creates imaginary images in the users mind
 Less sensitive to pain
 Confused and disoriented
 Some people become violent
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Inhalants
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Vapors of chemicals that are sniffed or inhaled to get
a high
 Most come from household products
 Ex. Bleach, cleaning liquids, glue
 Causes nausea, dizziness, mental confusion, loss of
motor skills
 When inhaled it goes straight to the brain
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Steroids
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Make muscles grow faster and larger
Your body already makes steroids to help you grow and
develop Artificial steroids contain fake hormones
Symptoms
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Hard time controlling anger
 “roid rage”
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in males the testicles can shrink
 Also stunt overall growth
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In females- effects production of estrogen
 This results in a deeper voice, excess facial hair, masculine
looking body
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In both males and females
 Heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, cancer, sterile, hair
loss, liver damage, depression and severe acne
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If a pregnant female is using drugs, alcohol or
tobacco can:
Give birth to a low weight baby
 Brain problems for baby
 Hurt the baby’s development
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If drugs are injected while pregnant the baby
can be infected with the HIV virus as well as
the mother.

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