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Long Term and Short Term Effects of Drug Use, Abuse and Misuse (Grade 9 Lesson in (Mapeh) Health)

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Includes the Long term and Short Term Effects of the following classifications of drugs:
> Gateway Drugs
> Narcotics
> Stimulants
> Depressants
> Hallucinogens
> Inhalants

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Long Term and Short Term Effects of Drug Use, Abuse and Misuse (Grade 9 Lesson in (Mapeh) Health)

  1. 1. SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM EFFECTS OF SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE
  2. 2. REVIEW! THE SIX CLASSIFICATIONS OF DRUGS Gateway Drugs Depressants Stimulants Narcotics Hallucinogens Inhalants
  3. 3. SHORT & LONG TERM EFFECTS OF SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE SHORT TERM EFFECTS ▪Lasts for a couple of days, hours or even shorter periods. LONG TERM EFFECTS ▪Can be felt for weeks, months and even for a life time.
  4. 4. GATEWAY DRUGS (Alcohol) Long Term Short Term • Damaged Organs (Liver, Heart, Colon, Brain) • Cancer • Alcohol Poisoning leading to coma & death • Poor Study and Work Performance • Paralysis and Limb Loss (accidents) • Headache • Loss of Consciousness • Slurred Speech • Nausea • Mood Swings
  5. 5. GATEWAY DRUGS (Tobacco) Long Term Short Term • Development of Ashtma • Cardiovascular Disease • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease • Cancer (Mouth, Throat, Skin, Lungs and other body parts) • Stress • Rapid Heart Rate & Pulse Rate • Persistent Cough • Breathing Difficulty • Increased Phlegm Production • Halitosis (Bad Breath)
  6. 6. DEPRESSANTS (Downers) Long Term Aggressive Behavior Mental Disorders Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Brain Stroke Paralysis of Muscles and Nerves Short Term Slow Brain Function Slow Heart Rate Low Blood Pressure Dizziness Slurred Speech Depression
  7. 7. STIMULANTS (Uppers) Long Term Comatose (Leading to Death) Paranoia Heart Attack Brain Stroke Brain Damage Short Term Increased Heart Rate Increased Respiration Increased Digestive Process Inability to Sleep Depression (after the “up” sensation”)
  8. 8. NARCOTICS (Painkillers) Long Term • Developing Diseases like HIV, Hepatitis, Tetanus due to Needle Sharing • Coma & Death (Overdose) Short Term • Drowsiness • Loss of Appetite • Vomiting & Nausea • Muscle Cramps & Pain • Panic Attacks
  9. 9. HALLUCINOGENS (Hallucinate) Long Term • Flashbacks (effects of drug comes back after a long time of non usage) • Increased Blood Pressure • Brain Damage • Psychosis (mental disorder where reality is distorted or twisted) Short Term • Euphoria • Hallucinations • Inability to Sleep • Loss of Appetite (up to 10 hours) • Memory Loss • Slurred Speech • Nausea
  10. 10. INHALANTS (Singhot Pa More) LongTerm • Loss of Hearing • Uncontrolled Muscle Spasms • Brain Damage • Nerve Damage • Bone Marrow Damage ShortTerm • Slurred Speech • Poor Coordination • Euphoria • Dizziness & Nausea • Foul Breath • Hallucinations • Delusions
  11. 11. EFFECTS OF DRUG USE Aside from oneself, drug use also affects the immediate family, school and community where the drug user lives.
  12. 12. EFFECTS OF DRUG USE & ABUSE ON THE FAMILY  Broken and unhappy family ties Ignored duties and responsibilities Financial constraint due to drug dependence and addiction High cost of drug treatment and rehabilitation Family Dishonor and embarrassment Separation of Family Members
  13. 13. EFFECTS OF DRUG USE & ABUSE ON THE SCHOOL  Poor Academic Performance Increased rate of absenteeism and tardiness Increased incidence of school fights Low academic achievement rate Incidence of disrespect to school authorities
  14. 14. EFFECTS OF DRUG USE & ABUSE ON THE COMMUNITY  High incidence of Crime (Stealing, Robbery, Snatching) High incidents of accidents (road accidents, accidental falling) Affected economy due to low manpower production Loss of government funds due to drug-related operations, treatment and rehabilitations.

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