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Drugs abuse
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What is a drug? A drug is any chemical substance that when absorbed into the body of a living organism alters the normal function of the body .
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What is drug abuse? Drug abuse is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods neither approved nor supervised by medical professionals.
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Drug addiction: After drug abuse comes drug addiction. Taking a drug causes a sudden increase in levels of dopamine in your brain, which trigger feelings of pleasure. Your brain remembers these feelings and wants them repeated . Drugs Drug Abuse Drug Addiction
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TYPES OF DRUGS Legal drugs Illegal drugs
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Legal drugs: Legal drugs are intoxicating drugs which are not prohibited . Examples: Caffeine Nicotine Sleeping pills Alcohol Betel nuts
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Caffeine: Coffee contains caffeine which ,when consumed in excess can be addictive, stimulate, and a mood charger. It’s side effect: A large amount of coffee or caffeine consumed all at once can have a negative affect on blood sugar levels that influences fat burning that could change into storing fat.
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Nicotine: Tobacco is a very common legal drug which contains nicotine. Excess consumption of tobacco Causes several health problems . It’s Effects: Lung cancer Throat cancer Pancreatic Cancer Head and Neck Cancers Stomach Cancer
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Sleeping pills : It is a drug which helps to induce sleep. It is generally prescribed to the people who have sleep disorder or physically injured (to ease the pain). It’s Side Effects: Burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs Changes in appetite Constipation Diarrhoea Difficulty keeping balance Dizziness Drowsiness Dry mouth or throat Gas Headache Heartburn Stomach pain or tenderness Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body Unusual dreams Weakness
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Alcohol: Alcohol is a psychoactive drug that has a depressant effect. A high blood alcohol content is usually considered to be legal drunkenness because it reduces attention and slows reaction speed. Effects Heart disease Stroke Cancer Diabetes Obesity
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Betel Nuts: Chewed nut popular in Asia Effects Excessive use leads to warm sensation, increased pulse rate, sweating Prolonged use for many years may increase the risk for oral cancers
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INHALANTS Attract younger children, or adults who can’t afford alcohol or street drugs
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INHALANTS Risks lack of coordination dizziness euphoria difficulty speaking brain damage organ damage death caused by choking high only lasts a few minutes, abusers inhale repeatedly and can lose consciousness or die
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INHALANTS Long time Risks Long term users show weight loss, muscle weakness, irritability, depression
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ILLEGAL DRUGS
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Opium – oral, inhalation
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