Class Summary - Today we started the presentations on drug abuse. Students should be filling out their drug data forms along with the presentations:
Cocaine (powder) Crack (solid) - Slang names - Coke, Charlie, Blow, Snow, Flake, Crack, Crystal, Big C, Yay, Nose Candy How is it made / Where it comes from - Coca Leaf Drug Classification - Stimulant How it is put in the body - Inhaled, snorted, smoked, injected Effects on the body - increased mood, speeds up CNS, Heart attack, stroke, respiratory problems, organ damage, nausea, anxiety, paranoia, addiction, death etc. Crack and Cocaine are extremely addictive drugs. Crack and cocaine's high is very short making addicts crave it often and do dangerous things for money. Withdrawal effects are miserable. In some cases withdrawal effects can result in death
PCP and LSD Slang Names - Angel Dust (PCP), wack, embalming fluid, ozone, magic mushrooms, shrooms, peyote, white mule, caps How its made / where it comes from - Fungus or man-made in a lab Classification - Hallucinogen How its put into the body - can be sprayed on tabs of paper that dissolve in mouth, snorting, swallowing, injecting or smoking Effects on the body - shallow breathing, poor muscle coordination, profuse sweating, confusion of the senses, nervousness, dizziness, loss of appetite, delusions, aggressiveness, suicide, flashbacks (even up to several years after the drug is dropped), loss of appetite, memory loss, vomiting diarrhea, mood swings, crazy episodes etc.
Homework - None
Objectives - Students will know the dangers to the body of cocaine and PCP and LSD.
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