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Chemical Health

The most commonly used illegal drug? Marijuana
True or False? The consequences of drug use are always worse than the problems one is trying to solve with them. True
The natural or developed ability to resist the effects of the continued or increasing use of a drug. Tolerance
How many chemicals does marijuana contain? 400+
How does marijuana lead to other drugs? Marijuana users build up a tolerance a seeks out other drugs to get a similar high.
Short-term effects of marijuana use Loss of coordination and distortions in the sense of time, vision and hearing
Long-term effects of marijuana use Damage to the lungs and changes in the brain
How does alcohol affect teenagers more than adults? Because teenagers bodies are still growing
What can happen to a pregnant woman who drinks alcohol? Give birth to a baby with facial abnormalities, growth deficiencies and brain damage
What can happen when alcohol is taken with another drug? It is extremely dangerous and can be fatal
Some short-term effects of drinking alcohol Loss of judgment and coordination, slurred speech, memory and comprehension loss
Some long-term effects of drinking alcohol Liver damage and increased risk of heart disease
Reasons why a person might use drugs To fit in, to escape or relax, to relieve boredom, to seem grown up
Why is alcohol considered a drug? It changes how a person thinks or feels
Benefits of being vape free Not addicted, save money, avoid harmful chemicals
The degree to which drugs have invaded so many aspects of our society and influence how people lead their lives Drug Culture
The first surge in sensation felt when smoking or injecting a drug, varying in length depending on the drug. Rush
A beverage or solution made up of various drugs. Cocktail
A substance that causes illness, injury or death if taken into the body or produced within the body. Poison
A drug that increases immediate energy and alertness but that is accompanied by increases in blood pressure, heart rate and breathing. Stimulant
A medicine or drug that calms or makes one sleep. Sedative
What ideas or actions make up our drug culture? Music, movies, TV show, advertisements
What is the most commonly used and abused drug? Alcohol
Ways drugs affect the mind. Blur memory, wipe out ability, muddy one’s thinking and can distort the perception of what is happening around one
A drug, which when used, may lead to the use of more addictive substances. Gateway drug
Having a temporary false feeling of happiness, with reduced physical and mental control, by use of alcohol or a drug. High
Added a small amount of a substance to food or drink. Laced
The strength of something such as a drug or alcoholic beverage. Potency
Where does marijuana come from? A plant
A psychotic condition typical of withdrawal in chronic alcoholics, involving tremors, hallucinations, anxiety and disorientation. Delirium tremens
A temporary loss of consciousness, sight or memory. Blackout
The state of being poisonous to somebody or something. Toxicity
The practice of consuming large quantities of alcohol in a single session. Binge Drinking
The chemical that causes intoxication or the “high” in marijuana users. THC
A drug classified at a depressant and produced by the fermentation of grains and fruits. Alcohol
A mixture of dried out leaves, stems, flowers and seeds of the hemp plant. Marijuana
A poisonous substance found in tobacco. Nicotine
The unpleasant physical and emotional reactions felt when coming off a drug. Withdrawal
Having a physical or mental “need” to use a drug or other substance regularly. Dependance
A mechanical device designed to deliver the same highly addictive nicotine that is in tobacco cigarettes. E-Cigarette
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