Class Summary - Today we continued the presentations on drug abuse: Inhalants Slang Names - Poor man's crack, Medusa, Moon Gas, Gas, Poppers, Whippets, Glue, Huff, Bang, Sniff, Bolt, Bullet How it's Made / Where it Comes From - Common Household Products (glue, paint aerosols etc) Drug Classification - Most are Depressants How it's Put Into the Body - Huffing / Sniffing (Soaking rags in chemical and then putting into a bag to inhale) Effects on The Body - Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome (Death), Brain Damage, Heart Attack, Kidney Failure, Liver failure, Loss of Smell, Loss of Hearing, Breath Odor, Choking, Smelly Clothes, Mood Swings, Bloody Nose, Weakened Muscles, Trouble with coordination, Suffocation
Marijuana Slang Names - Pot, Grass, Weed, Herb, MaryJane, Hemp, Chronic, Joints, Blunts How its Made / Where it Comes from - Hemp Plant Buds Drug Classification - Depressant How it is put into the body - most often smoke but can be eaten or made into tea Effects on the body - changes in senses, slow reflexes, increase in cancer, increase in lung infection, dizziness, red eye, hunger, trouble with coordination, weight gain, anxiety, difficulty thinking, hallucinations / delusions, memory problems, finding everything funny (likened to the effects of tobacco through the smoking and binge drinking with the effects on the CNS and brain)
Homework - None
Objectives - Students will understand the dangers of inhalants and marijuana to the body.
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