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Drugs and its impact

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Drugs and its impact

  1. 1. Impactof DrugAddictionon Student’sLife
  2. 2. Presented By MUHAMMAD ABDULLAH UZAIR ARSALAN FAISAL GHANI ABDUL WAHAB BAHRIA UNIVERSITY LAHORE CAMPUS.
  3. 3. Presentation overview Introduction Causes Risk Factors Symptoms Effects Prevention & control Treatment Conclusion
  4. 4. What Is Drug? A drug is something that affects your body. Drugs pass through the body and interferes with brain’s neurotransmitters. Drugs have been part of our culture since the middle of the last century.
  5. 5. Classification Of Drugs: Pharmaceutical drugs e.g. Aspirin, Paracetamol, Brofin etc. Recreational drugs e.g. Alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine etc.
  6. 6. Drug Abuse: Drug abuse is the non permissive consumption of certain substance that may lead to physical and psychological dependence. Popularized in the 1960s by music and mass media, they invade all aspects of society.
  7. 7. Commonly Abused Drugs Marijuana Cocaine Heroine Alcohol Prescription drugs Inhalant and solvents Sometimes sedatives, coffee and cigarettes, can all be used to harmful excess.
  8. 8. Behavioral Warnings Poor work Decline in performance Financial problems Secretive behaviors Sudden change in friends and associates Accident or trouble prone Lack of motivation and withdrawn Unexplained anxiety
  9. 9. Cont… An estimated 208 million people internationally consume illegal drugs. The most commonly used illegal drug is marijuana According to the United Nations 2008 World Drug Report, about 3.9% of the world’s population between the ages of 15 and 64 abuse marijuana.
  10. 10. Why do people use drug?
  11. 11. 5 C’s of Addiction 1. Chronic 2. Loss of Control 3. Compulsion 4. Use despite negative consequences 5. Cravings
  12. 12. Risk Factors Your genes Mental health Family and social environment disturbance Effect on the brain
  13. 13. Cont… • Abused drug causes a surge in levels of dopamine in your brain, which trigger feelings of pleasure. • Changes in your brain interfere with your ▫ Ability to thinkclearly ▫ Exercise goodjudgment ▫ Control yourbehavior ▫ Feel normal withoutdrugs
  14. 14. Signs Of Drug Abuse
  15. 15. Physical Warning Bloodshot eyes Pupils larger or smaller than usual Changes in appetite or sleep patterns Sudden weight loss or weight gain Deterioration of physical appearance Unusual smells on breath Impaired coordination
  16. 16. Effects Of Drug Abuse: Drug abuse leads to: Loss of coordination Poor judgment Slowed reflexes Distorted vision Memory loss Blackout
  17. 17. Illegal Drug Usage All Over The World: 230 million people have used an illegal drug in all over the world.  cocaine-dependent people number about 27 million. 0.6% of the world adult population Global illegal drug use is expected to rise by 25% over the next few decades
  18. 18. Drug usage in Pakistan: • According to (UNODC), 6.7 million Pakistanis used drugs in the year of 2018. • Every 27 persons in Pakistan are using drugs.
  19. 19. Age based statistics • Almost 5.8 % of the adult population. • Nearly 25 % of the youth population.
  20. 20. Prevention & Control “Prevention Is Better Than Cure”
  21. 21. Prevention and Control to Drug Addiction! Avoid undue Peer Pressure ▫ A child should not be pressed unduly to do beyond his/ her capacities, be it studies, sports etc. Education and counseling Organizing Youth Centers ▫ Drug addiction may be caused due to the feelings of isolation, loneliness, anxiety etc. Hence, social service organizations, and NGOs should establish youth centers to overcome such feelings
  22. 22. Remedial measures: 1. Individual steps Send such addicts to a rehabilitation facility. A humanistic form of treatment is said to be the most widely used and effective of all forms of treatment. Awareness and prevention must start at home, with parents.
  23. 23. Treatment For Drug Addiction Hospitalization Behavioral Therapies Occupational Therapy Change in Addict’s Social Environment
  24. 24. Conclusion • Drug abuse is a complex problem thought to result from a combination of psychological, and environmental factors. Infants of abusers may suffer from neglect or the effects of parental drug use. As they grow into childhood, they may demonstrate antisocial behavior, and signs of malnutrition, poor self-esteem, depression, or attention deficit disorder. Identification of drug abuse is a difficult first step on the road to recovery because of the methods many abuses use to hide their addiction, the inability of family members to recognize or accept the problem, and the relatives' enabling behavior.

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