KidsandDrugs - seniors have tried drugs(not including...

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98807A-07-01 The persons whose photographs are depicted in the slides are models. Any characters they are portraying are fictional. This presentation gives only basic facts about the health effects of drugs. Be sure to talk with your doctor, nurse, or other health-care provider about all of your health needs. 98807A-09-01
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98807A-07-01 1. How real is the problem? 2. Why do children use drugs? 3. Gateway drugs 4. Illegal drugs –The old and the new 5. Strategies for parents 6. Warning signs Agenda
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98807A-07-01 knows about drugs.
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98807A-07-01 Take a guess. What percent of high school seniors have used drugs at least once? a) 19% b) 35% c) 57% d) 78% (not including tobacco and alcohol)
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98807A-07-01 More than half of high school
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Unformatted text preview: seniors have tried drugs (not including tobacco and alcohol). have tried drugs have not tried drugs 98807A-07-01 More children have been using drugs. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 8th Grade 10th Grade 12th Grade National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2000 98807A-07-01 Why do children use drugs? • personal traits • don’t see “harm” • think it’s “normal” • peer influence • parents are tolerant of drugs • drugs are very available and tolerated in the community 98807A-07-01 Preteens (“tweens”) are high risk. • 10- to 14-year-olds are between childhood and adolescence. • They are easily influenced by others....
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course MHS 6450 taught by Professor Jones,k during the Summer '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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