Illicit Drug Classification-Power Point

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Transcript Illicit Drug Classification-Power Point

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Classification of Drugs
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Do now:
There
are categories of
drugs listed around the
room. Each of you will
receive a slip of paper with a
drug on it. Tape this paper to
the category you think it
belongs in.
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Stimulants
(speed up the body’s functions and
movements through actions on the
central nervous system)
Caffeine
Nicotine
Amphetamines
Methamphetamines
AKA: Speed, Uppers, Black
beauties
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Stimulants Cont’d
Cocaine
 AKA
Coke, Snow, Flake, White, Blow, Nose
Candy
 short
acting stimulant
 Sniff, inject, or
smoked
Crack (rock form, smoked) goes to the lungs,
bloodstream, and organs in about 8 – 10
seconds and goes right to the brain
 Highly
addictive, rapid tolerance
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Depressants
 (slow
down the body’s functions and movements
through actions of the CNS)
 Alcohol
(ethanol)
 Tranquilizers
(slows nerve activity and relaxes
muscle tension)
 Valium, Equanil, Xanax
 Barbiturates
(higher likelihood of dependency)
 AKA: Downers, Barbs, Blue
Jackets
Devils, Red Devils, Yellow
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Narcotics
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(any depressant drug made from or
chemically similar to opium that reduces
pain and induces sleep)
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Opium (drug obtained from the seed pod of a poppy
plant)
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Morphine and Codeine (natural narcotic compounds that
contain opium)
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Heroin (popular narcotic)
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Junk, Smack, Horse, Brown Sugar, Black Tar
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Addiction produces harsh withdrawal symptoms (sweating,
shaking, chills, nausea, and cramps)
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User is usually at risk for overdose because dealers often
dilute the drug by adding other substances
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Inhalants
 Drugs
in the forms of gases, aerosols, or
solvents that are breathed in and absorbed
through the lungs
 Most
commonly abused in middle school
students.
 Hairspray, deodorant, keyboard
etc.
 Huff, Whippits,
cleaner,
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Inhalant Abuse Signs
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Paint or stains on the body or clothing
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Spots or sores around the mouth
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Red or runny eyes and nose
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Chemical odor on the breath
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A drunken or dazed appearance
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Loss of appetite
+ Hallucinogens
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(causes a great change in perception)
 May
stimulate or depress the CNS
 Lysergic
Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
 Acid, Red
Dragon, White Lightning
 Experience
hallucinations where they may
see colorful things and believe that they have
superhuman powers
 Psilocybin
(mushrooms)
 Phencyclidine
(PCP, Angel Dust, Loveboat
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Cannabinoids
(Marijuana)
Pot, Weed, Grass, Mary
Jane, Dope,
Reefer
Can
act like all of the above classes
Can
be smoked or eaten
Contains
400 chemicals, 60 that are
unique to the Cannibus sativa plant
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Designer Drugs
A
drug that looks like a drug already on the
market but has something altered in its
molecular structure so that it is a “new”
drug and not explicitly banned.
 Ecstasy
(similar to amphetamines but
produces hallucinations and feelings of
euphoria)
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Anabolic Steroids
A
drug that promotes tissue growth and leads to
increased muscle mass and improved strength and
power.
 Taken
by pills or injections
 Males
may get bigger, or develop breasts, lose
hair, impotence, shrunken testicles, painful
erections, acne, moodiness, aggressiveness, liver,
kidney, and heart damage, cancer, coma, or death
 Women
may have a deeper voice, scalp hair loss,
body hair growth and clitoral enlargement
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NAME THE CLASS THAT THESE
DRUGS BELONG TO!
STIMULANTS
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DEPRESSANTS
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Narcotics
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Hallucinogens
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Inhalants
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Designer Drugs
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Anabolic Steroids
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Cannabinoids