Ch_12_Sec_1-2_Notes_(1) - Unit 3 Drugs Chapter 12 Sec 1 & 2...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 4 pages.

Unit 3 DrugsChapter 12 Sec 1 & 212-1 Drugs of Abuse-Drug abuse is the intentional improper or unsafe use of a drug.Dangers to using illegal drugs:Dangerous and permanent effects on the body.You can become addictedIllegal drugs are major factors in suicide, accidents, and crime.Drugs that involve needles can lead to HIV.Canlead to an overdose.Loss of ability to make responsible decisions.Why do people start using illegal drugs?Desire to experimentDesire to escape boredom and depressionEnjoyment of risk-taking behaviorsBelief that drugs solve personal, social, or medical problemsPEER PRESSUREGlamorization of drugs in mediaWhatever the reason to start, the physical, mental, social, and legal consequences of illegal drugs make it not worth the risk.Given natural stresses of being teenager combined with peer pressure and the desire to fit in puts teens in greater risk of abusingillegal drugs.The most common reasons teens give for trying illegal drugs:

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 4 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Spring
Professor
N/A
Tags
Cannabis sativa, Anabolic steroid, Drugs of Abuse Drug abuse

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture