Table 101 common prescription and illegal drugs on

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Table 10.1 “Common Prescription and Illegal Drugs on Campuses”lists some of the possible effects of drugs usedby college students. Good decisions also involve being honest with oneself. Why do I use (or am thinking aboutusing) this drug? Am I trying to escape some aspect of my life (stress, a bad job, a boring class)? Could the effectsof using this drug be worse than what I’m trying to escape?Table 10.1 Common Prescription and Illegal Drugs on Campuses10.4SubstanceUseandAbuse 369
Drug andCommon NamesIntendedEffectsAdverse EffectsCommonOverdoseEffectsAnabolic SteroidsMuscledevelopmentLiver cancer, sterility, masculine traits in women and femininetraits in men, aggression, depression, mood swingsBarbituratesReducedanxiety,feelings ofwell-being,loweredinhibitionsAddiction; slowed pulse and breathing; lowered blood pressure;poor concentration; fatigue; confusion; impaired coordination,memory, and judgmentComa,respiratoryarrest, deathPrescriptionOpioids:OxyContin,Vicodin, DemerolPain relief,euphoriaAddiction, nausea, constipation, confusion, sedation, respiratorydepressionRespiratoryarrest,unconsciousness,coma, deathHeroinPain relief,anxietyreductionAddiction, slurred speech, impaired vision, respiratory depressionRespiratoryfailure, coma,deathMorphinePain relief,euphoriaAddiction, drowsiness, nausea, constipation, confusion, sedation,respiratory depressionRespiratoryarrest,unconsciousness,coma, deathRitalinStimulant:moodelevation,increasedfeelings ofenergyFever, severe headaches, paranoia, excessive repetition ofmovements and meaningless tasks, tremors, muscle twitchingConfusion,seizures,aggressiveness,hallucinationsAmphetamines:Dexedrine,Benzedrine,methamphetamineStimulant:moodelevation,increasedfeelings ofenergyAddiction, irritability, anxiety, increased blood pressure,paranoia, psychosis, depression, aggression, convulsions,dizziness, sleeplessnessConvulsions,deathCocaine, CrackStimulant:moodelevation,increasedfeelings ofenergyAddiction, paranoia, hallucinations, aggression, insomnia, anddepression, elevated blood pressure and heart rate, increasedrespiratory rate, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, irritabilitySeizures, heartattack, deathEcstasyStimulant:moodelevationPanic, anxiety, depression, paranoia, nausea, blurred vision,increased heart rate, hallucinations, fainting, chills, sleepproblemsSeizures,vomiting, heartattack, deathMarijuana, HashEuphoriaImpaired or reduced comprehension, altered sense of time;reduced ability to perform tasks requiring concentration andcoordination; paranoia; intense anxiety attacks; impairments inlearning, memory, perception, and judgment; difficulty speaking,listening effectively, thinking, retaining knowledge, problemsolving370 CollegeSuccess
Drug andCommon NamesIntendedEffectsAdverse EffectsCommonOverdoseEffectsLSDHallucinogen:altered statesof perceptionand feelingElevated blood pressure, sleeplessness, tremors, chronic recurringhallucinations (flashbacks)Resources for Help

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