Information just for PARENTS about Drugs
Partnership for a drug free America parent site
Partnership for a drug free america
Parents Help HOT LINE = 1-855-DRUGFREE
Is your teen using drugs?
Advice to parents from "anti-drug"
Parent Tool Kit
Is My child using drugs or drinking alcohol?
= self quiz
Article: Protect your kids from inhalants
Article: Most teens get drugs from medicine
Article: Denial...most parents say
"it won't happen to my teen"
Drug abuse self quizzes concerning
anti-drug fact sheets
|Substance use and abuse
General Drugs Overview
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|Main Topic Pages for this current unit:
|TEXT BASED NOTES
"Some drugs may be helpful (if used correctly) but all drugs can be
harmful (if mis-used, over used or abused)"
DEFINITION of DRUG:
Most substances that enter the body that are not nutrients or Oxygen
How do drugs enter body :
) Mouth = Chew, drink or swallow
2) Needles = Injections, IV’s
3) Smoking = Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc
4) Inhaling = breathing in
5) Skin and mucous membranes = snorting, rubbing,
dissolving, nasal sprays, etc
TERMS everyone should know:
Misuse = Using a medicine in-correctly
Abuse = Using illegal drugs, overusing any drug, or using legal drugs
purposely to get “high”
Resistance = When a body adapts to a medicine so that the medicine
no longer is able to work
Tolerance = Body’s adaptation to a drug that requires more of the
drug to gain the same desired effect
Peer Pressure= act of someone trying to persuade someone else
around the same age to use drugs
Addiction= The act of really wanting a drug (can be physiological or
Dependence = Needing a drug (either Physically or Psychologically)
Psychoactive = Drugs that cause changes in the brain or brain
functions, often changing moods or behavior
Depressant= A type of drug that generally lowers body functions
Stimulant = Drugs that generally raise body functions
Hallucinogen= Drugs that trick senses into thinking things are there
that are not
Inhalants = Products that are inhaled to cause a reaction in the brain or
Decision Making, Peer Pressure and Refusal:
Quite Simply...Drugs are bad.
Only medicines designed for short term use are drugs that should be
used UNLESS no other option exists. Many people become physically
dependent or addicted to drugs. Many others become psychologically
dependent based on their own weaknesses.
No matter why one starts using drugs, their effects can harm you
physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
Teens need to be pro-active in order to develop refusal skills for when
opportunities to use drugs come up.
The 80's had a slogan by then first lady Nancy Reagan..."Just Say
No". How true is that slogan these days?
|2011 Drug Trends
Annual Youth Risk Behavior Study Statistics:
Compare cities, states, genders and race/cultures in
all kinds of teen health decision making on the CDC
webpage. Use the scroll down menus to view stats
Take the PLEDGE
screen shot your results to me via email,
earm 10 points for any category you
BE HONEST..I trust you..don't do it just
for the points. If for some reason you
get caught lying, you lose 100 points!
|Drugs and Substance Abuse
General overview / multiple topics
and Intro worksheet (answers to left) = Mr. Corabi
Truth about Drugs = Drug free world
Drug overview powerpoint = Mr. Corabi
Health risks of Drug use MP3 = Glencoe Health
Living Drug Free MP3 = Glencoe Health
PDF BOOK "A Better High" How Eating, Laughing and Other
Stuff Can Get You High Naturally, Everyday = Matt Bellace, Ph.D.
WEBSITES and Web Based activities
to promote Comprehension,
Enrichment and Remediation
QUIZ: What do I know about DRUGS = Drug Free world.org
Schedules for drugs = medical dictionary
TRUE FACTS ABOUT ALL KINDS OF DRUGS!!!!!
DRUG FREE WORLD.ORG
Interactive: Drug Free World
(videos, facts, surveys, etc)
VIDEOS: Documentary about a variety of drugs
including the 7 minute summary
"truth about drugs.
Real life real people real stories
Videos : Above the influence
You tube video = "other side" by Macklemore X Ryan Lewis
Quizzes and activities from Botvin Lifeskills
RAD = Riders against Drugs (skate, bike, snowboard etc)
Natural High user music uploads
VIDEO = NATURAL HIGH TV
ARTICLE: Teen Alcohol, drug abuse causes and treatments
Article: Health effects of teen drug abuse