1- Marijuana affects
your brain – THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) affects the nerve cells in the part of the brain where memories
2- Marijuana affects
your self-control – Marijuana can seriously affect your sense of time and your coordination, impacting things like driving.
In 1998, nearly 77,000 people were admitted to emergency rooms suffering from marijuana-related problems, an increase of more
than 373 percent since 1991.
3- Marijuana affects
your lungs – There are more than 400 known chemicals in marijuana. A single joint contains four times as much cancer-causing
tar as a filtered cigarette.
4- Marijuana affects
other aspects of your health – Marijuana can limit your body’s ability to fight off infection. Long-term marijuana
use can even increase the risk of developing certain mental illnesses.
5- Marijuana is
not always what it seems – Marijuana can be laced with other dangerous drugs without your knowledge. “Blunts”-hollowed-out
cigar filled with marijuana-sometimes have substances such as crack cocaine, PCP, or embalming fluid added.
6- Marijuana can
be addictive – Not everyone who uses marijuana becomes addicted, but some users do develop signs of dependence. In 1995,
nearly 165,000 people entered drug treatment programs to kick their marijuana habit.
7- Marijuana is
illegal – It is illegal to buy or sell marijuana in most states, holding even small amounts of marijuana can lead to
fines or arrest.
The Signs are:
dizzy and having trouble walking.
red blood shot eyes and smelly hair and clothes.
a hard time remembering things that just happened.
silly for no apparent reason
Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
When Drugs Are Used As a Weapon….
*Drugs like Rohypnol, GHB, Ketamine, and Ecstasy
can be used as a weapon in sexual assault crimes.
*When they are hidden in a drink, they may be completely
*Yet, they are powerful and dangerous. They can
seriously harm or even kill you.
What is Rohypnol?!
-Rohypnol is the brand name for flunitrazepam,
a benzodiazepine drug.
It is in the same family of medications
as valium, and Xanax. But, unlike these other drugs, Rohypnol has never been approved for any medical use in the United States.
It is illegal to manufacture, distribute, or possess Rohypnol in this country.
Ecstasy is a very toxic stimulant drug which has
a psychedelic effect. Ecstasy has no accepted medical use in the United States.
It is illegal to manufacture, process, or sell it. Ecstasy is made in other countries and produced illegally in the United
What does Ecstasy
Ecstasy comes in small tablet or capsule form and
as powder that can be snorted or smoked. Occasionally it is found in liquid form. It is made by many different vendors. Each
vendor may use a different logo or color. Some of the frequently used logos include: butterflies, lightening bolts, and four-leaf
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a dissociate general anesthetic. It
has hypnotic, stimulant, and hallucinogic properties. Although it is used in some medical settings, it is primarily used by
veterinarians to anesthetize animals for surgery. It is also a “club drug.”
What is GHB?
GHB is gamma-hydroxy butyrate. It has been tested
for potential medical use in the United States,
but has never been approved for any use outside of FDA-approved research trials. GHB also has been promoted for body building,
although the efficacy of the drug for this use has never been documented.
1- Inhalants affect
your brain – Inhalants are substance or fumes from products such as glue or paint thinner that are sniffed or “huffed”
to cause an immediate high. Because they affect your brain with much greater speed and force than many other substances, they
cause irreversible physical and mental damage before you know what’s happened.
2- Inhalants affect
your heart – Inhalants starve the body of oxygen and force the heart to beat irregularly and more rapidly-that can be
dangerous for your body.
3- Inhalants damage
other parts of your body – People who use Inhalants can lose their sense of smell; experience nausea and nosebleeds;
and develop liver, lung, and kidney problems. Chronic use can lead to muscle wasting and reduced muscle tone and strength.
4- Inhalants can
cause sudden death – Inhalants can kill you instantly. Inhalants users can die by suffocation, choking on their vomit,
or having a heart attack.
* Slurred speech
* Drunk, dizzy, or dazed appearance
* Unusual breath odor
* Chemical smell on clothing
* Paint stains on body or face
* Red eyes
* Runny nose