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Drug and Alcohol Terms

On average, how many teens have drank during the past month? Very few -- less than 10%
Why is it best to wait or abstain from drinking alcohol?
How many chemicals are in a cigarette? Over 4000
Does smoking affect lungs? Yes
Is marijauna addictive? Yes
Is marijuana as bad for you as cigarettes? Yes, it's actually worse.
True or false: Inhalants can induce irregular heart rate and rapid heart rhythms and lead to fatal heart failure within minutes of a session of sniffing. True
True or false: You have to use the drug a lot in order for it to harm you. False. You can overdose on the drug the first time you use it.
True or False: E-Cigarettes can't harm you. False. E-Cigarettes haven't been scientifically proven that it is better.
True or False: Marijuana can go to the brain and cause difficulty thinking and problem solving, loss of coordination and perception, and loss of memory. True
True or False: In 2011, over 250,000 people were admitted to the emergency room because of heroin True
What are the effects of promethazine-codeine cough syrup? Abuse of promethazine-codeine cough syrup slows down the central nervous system, which can slow or stop the heart and lungs.
True or False: Meth helps people by keeping them relaxed False. Meth actually makes people feel more alert, but can increase your heart rate and blood pressure to deadly levels
True or false: Marijuana speeds up your heart to about 80-150 beats per minute. That relaxed feeling is actually your brain slowing down the thinking process. True
True or false: Meth does not have battery acid in it. False. It does
True or false: Sudden death can occur on the first use of cocaine or soon after. True
True or false: Marijuana has gotten a lot worse over the years. The THC drug, which gives you the "high" feeling, is the most damaging part of it. True
True or false: In 2011 more than 4,600 people died from a cocaine overdose. True
True or false: Over the course of 3 years, teens that smoke cigaretts are most likely to have suicidal thoughts, when they shouldn't. Fasle, people who smoke marijuana have those effects.
True or false: With repeated use of cocaine soon the person using the drug can destroy or stop the dopamine system. True
True or false: Teens/adults who use inhalants are not risking their lives to inhale and savor the breathing in of the chemicals. False. They are.
True or false: people that use heroin won't get addicted the first time they use it. False. They will get addicted and become dependent on it.
Created by: avery.spirewka