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Substance Abuse WebQuest1.A drug is any chemical you take that affects the way your body works. Alcohol, caffeine, aspirin andnicotine are all drugs. A drug must be able to pass from your body into your brain. Once inside yourbrain, drugs can change the messages your brain cells are sending to each other, and to the rest of yourbody.2.You can appropriately use substances as medicine, birth control and pain relief.3.coffee, alcohol or cannabis.4.Stage 1: Experimentation: Experimentation is defined as the voluntary use of drugs withoutexperiencing any negative social or legal consequences. For many, it could be a way of escaping orcoping, or just as a way of fun.Stage 2: Regular Use: Some people can enter this stage without developing a dependency on the drugand that is good. However, those who do gain an addiction need to be stopped.Stage 3: Risky Use/Abuse: The line between regular use and risky use/abuse is a very thin one, but isusually defined as continued use of drugs in spite of severe social and legal consequences. What mighthave begun as a temporary form of escape can quickly lead to more serious problems. This is the stagewhere the warning signs of addiction will begin to appear: craving, preoccupation with the drug, andsymptoms of depression, irritability and fatigue if the drug is not used.Stage 4: Drug Addiction And Dependency: Physical dependence on a drug is often intertwined withaddiction. Characteristics of dependence and drug addiction include withdrawal symptoms andcompulsive use of the drug despite severe negative consequences to his or her relationships, physicaland mental health, personal finances, job security and criminal record.5.Binge drug use is when a person consumes a large quantity of drugs in a relatively short time. Thisheavily increases the risk of overdose. During a drug binge, several things occur. People have increasedodds of engaging in situations and behaviours that can jeopardize their health and that of those aroundthem. They might feel invincible and put themselves in dangerous situations, including operating avehicle while under the influence, having unsafe sex, sharing needles, getting in fights, or going to greatlengths to find and obtain a drug, like stealing valuables or money.6.Drinking, inserting (with a syringe) and smoking.7.Fast food, love, plastic surgery, shopping, gaming, exercising and compulsive lying, and gambling areall addictions of sorts.

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