SAY NO TO DRUGS
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Drugs are chemical substances that affect both your mind and your body. The prolonged use of drug may lead to physical and/or psychological dependence. An overdose of any drug may lead to death.
The following list includes the various kinds of drugs, common names of drugs, and descriptions of the possible health risks. This list is not extensive, and other risks may be involved.
Alcohol/beer, wine, wine coolers, whiskey, vodka, tequila, rhum, hard Liquor (1-12 hours effect)
Puffiness of face, redness of eyes, depression, disorientation, shallow respiration, nausea, cold & clammy skin, dehydration. Slurred speech. Impairs muscle coordination, memory
Causes depression, aggression, slurred speech, muscular incoordination. Frequent use can lead to cirrhosis of liver, pancreatitis, brain disorders, vitamin deficiencies & malnutrition. Can lead to coma or death in large quantities.
Marijuana/pot, reefer, grass, THC, hash, hash oil, herb, cannabis (2-4 hours effect)
Euphoria, relaxed inhibitions,
disoriented behavior, staring off into space, hilarity without cause. Time distortion. Bloodshot eyes, dry mouth
& throat, increased appetite. Fatigue, hallucinations, depression.
Can impair memory perception & judgment by destroying brain cells. Raises blood pressure. Contains more known carcinogens (poisons) than Cigarettes.
quaaludes, ludes, yellow jackets, red devils, blue devils, Nembutal, Seconal,
sopors, Valium Tranxene, Xanax,Librium (1-16 hours effect)
Slurred speech, disorientation, drunken behavior with no odor of
alcohol. Sedation, fatigue. Decreased breathing, pulse & blood pressure.
Can cause slurred speech, staggering gait, poor judgment, & slow,
uncertain reflexes. Large doses can cause unconsciousness and death. Mixing of these depressants with alcohol causes thousands of
Cocaine/coke, snow, blow, gold dust, lady, Bernice, C, toot (1/2 to 2 hours effect)
Apathy, anxiety, sleeplessness, paranoia, hallucinations, craving for
more cocaine. Weight loss. Constant sniffing. Mood swings.
Causes dilated pupils, increased blood
pressure, heart rate, breathing rate,
& body temperature. Can cause seizures, heart attacks and death.
Crack Cocaine/crack, rock
(5-10 minute effect)
Same as cocaine.
More & stronger cocaine is getting to the brain quicker, increasing risks of cocaine use.
Amphetamines/uppers, speed, black beauties, dexies, bennies, crystal
meth, crank, crystal, ice, hearts, crossroads, white crosses, caffeine, nicotine, diet pills(1/2 to 2 hours effect)
Decreased appetite, dilated pupils, sleeplessness, agitation, unusual increase in activity, mood swings,
paranoia, anti-social behavior, loss of appetite, anxiety, weight loss.
Increases heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure. High doses can cause tremors, loss of coordination & death
from stroke or heart failure. Frequent use of large amounts can produce
brain damage, ulcers, malnutrition, hallucinations, convulsions & coma.
PCP (phencyclidine)/angel dust, killer weed, crystal cyclone, elephant tranquilizer, rocket fuel
Sweating, dizziness, numbness, hallucinations, confusion, agitation.
Violence and aggression or silence & withdrawn state. Poor perception of time and distance. Overdose can
lead to death.
Increased heart rate, and blood pressure. Large doses cause convulsions, comas, heart & lung failure, and ruptured brain vessels.
Users may show long-term effects on memory, judgment, concentration, &perception.
Heroin/Mexican brown, China White, Persian porcelain, "H", smack, horse, junk, black tar, Codeine, Morphine,
Meporidine-demerol, Opium, Paragoric, Percodan, Fentanyal,
Darvon, Talwin, Tussionex
(12-24 hours effect)
Watery eyes, runny nose, yawning, loss of appetite, tremors, irritability, panic, chills, sweating, cramps,
nausea, apathy, euphoria, itching, constricted pupils, reduced vision.
Repeated use can lead to infections of the heart lining & valves, skin
abscesses & congested lungs. May cause nausea and vomiting. Can lead
to convulsions, coma, & death.
Gas, Glue & Rush/Locker Room, aerosol cans, poppers, snappers,amyl nitrate, gasoline, lighter
fluid, whippets. (Inhaled through a saturated cloth or in a bag covering nose and mouth.)(Variable effects)
Lack of coordination, slurred speech,
drowsiness, loss of appetite, fatigue.
Hallucinations, dizziness, scrambled words & disconnected sentences.
Nausea, running nose, decreased heart rate.
Brain damage occurs when used over a long period of time. All these chemicals
carry considerable risk,
particularly of cardiac arrhythmia. Nausea, vomiting. Can also cause
suffocation the first time or any time used.
Hallucinogens/LSD, Mescaline,Peyote, Mesk, buttons, Psilocybin,
magic mushrooms, acid, blotteracid, MDA-love drug
(3-12 hours effect)
Beady eyes, nervous, erratic behavior, laughing, crying, panic, personality changes, "sees” smells, "hears"
colors. Psychological changes can be permanent.
Poor perception of time and
distance. Overdose can lead to death.
Dilated pupils, nausea, increased blood pressure, hallucinations, stomach cramps, blackouts.
Flashbacks, a recurrence of the drug effects, may be a problem for some.
Overdose can lead to death.
MDMA/Adam, Ecstacy, X-TC
( A Designer Drug: structural
analogs of controlled substances.) (Variable up to days)
Confusion, depression, sleep problems, anxiety, paranoia, muscle
tension, involuntary teeth clenching, nausea.
Increased heart rate & blood pressure.
Blurred vision, chills, sweating. Believed to cause permanent brain damage.
Steroids/Roids, juice, protein, muscles builder
Similar to effects of anti-depressants and stimulants. Can increase moodiness
and aggressive behavior
Can develop liver cancer, cardiovascular problems, sterility, sexual dysfunction and stunted growth.
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