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Overview of drug ups downs and issues The trafficking of illicit drugs and hallucinogens is the largest illegal business in the world accounting for about 8% of international trade, amounting to about $400 billion annually. Drugs corrode a whole society. Robbery and violence connected with drug abuse have become a mundane affair and most commonly drug consumers often appeal to felony or prostitution to satisfy their vice. https://www.houghtonhouse.co.za

Overview of drug ups downs and issues The trafficking of illicit drugs and hallucinogens is the largest illegal business in the world accounting for about 8% of international trade, amounting to about $400 billion annually. Drugs corrode a whole society. Robbery and violence connected with drug abuse have become a mundane affair and most commonly drug consumers often appeal to felony or prostitution to satisfy their vice. https://www.houghtonhouse.co.za

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  1. 1. DRUG AWARENESS
  2. 2. KNOW THE FACTS
  3. 3. Physical Downside  Illicit drug users make over 527,000 ER visits each year  with drug-related problems
  4. 4. Incarceration  Drug and alcohol offenders account for more than 1/3 of the prison population.
  5. 5. Physical and mental changes  Some drugs can even change a person's body and brain in ways that last long after the person has stopped taking drugs, maybe even permanently.
  6. 6. Violence and Intake  More than 75 percent of domestic violence victims report that their attacker had been drinking or using illicit drugs at the time of the incident.  1 in 4 deaths are attributable to drug/alcohol abuse
  7. 7. Personal Issues  Severe use of drugs or alcohol can cause losses such as losing a job, divorce, legal and financial problems, health issues, and others. As a substance use issue becomes more severe, the rate of diagnosable Depressive Disorders increases significantly.
  8. 8. THE GOOD NEWS Substance abuse and addiction are FULLY TREATABLE
  9. 9. COURSE CONTENT
  10. 10. B
  11. 11. Why the TV industry is so prone to drug and alcohol abuse  Are creative people prone to drug and alcohol abuse?  flamboyant addictions and destructive lifestyles  creative people may feel justified in indulging  connection between creativity and addiction is more mythical and metaphorical than real  substance abuse is only an obstacle
  12. 12. The physical effects of drugs on the body
  13. 13. Mental Versus Physical Addiction  Addiction is a multi-faceted and complex disease.  Physical addiction happens when your body develops dependency on a substance or drug.  Detoxification is a slow and gradual process  Psychological addiction functions more in the mind of the addicted individual.  Often, detoxification doesn’t work fully for psychological addictions.  Skills and coping mechanisms that are cognitive are necessary for overcoming a psychological addiction.  psychological and physical addictions can often be tangled into each other
  14. 14. How drugs affect the mind  Drugs are chemicals that affect the brain by tapping into its communication system and interfering with the way neurons normally send, receive, and process information. Some drugs, such as marijuana and heroin, can activate neurons because their chemical structure mimics that of a natural neurotransmitter.
  15. 15. How to spot drug abuse in your children  Psychological warning signs of alcohol or drug abuse  Unexplained, confusing change in personality and/or attitude.  Sudden mood changes, irritability, angry outbursts or laughing at nothing.  Periods of unusual hyperactivity or agitation.  Lack of motivation; inability to focus, appears lethargic or “spaced out.”
  16. 16. How drug/alcohol abuse affects family life, friendships, finances and work performance  The Time, Energy and Focus of an Addict  Financial Stress  When Children are Involved  Your Spouse or Partner Suffers too  Risking Your Health and the Health of Others
  17. 17. Marijuana-The myth  “Whether marijuana smokers go on to use other illicit drugs depends more on social factors like being exposed to stress and being unemployed, not so much whether they smoked a joint in the eighth grade. Because underage smoking and alcohol use typically precede marijuana use, marijuana is not the most common, and is rarely the first illicit drug used.”
  18. 18. The truth About E — not just a fun, party drug  The Dangers Of Ecstasy.  Ecstasy stimulates the release of certain substances in the brains,  Dangers and risks of Ecstasy  The dangers of Ecstasy include the following:
  19. 19. Nyaope/Whoonga — probably the most dangerous drug in SA  What is Nyaope? Nyaope is a Heroin based cocktail drug.  What does that mean?  Is Nyaope dangerous?  Short-Term Effects  Long-Term Effects  Why would anyone ever use Nyaope?  What is the solution to prevent the use of Nyaope?
  20. 20. CAT — the long-term effects  CAT or KAT Addiction  CAT or KAT refers to two types of drugs. CAT or KAT is highly addictive. .  The side effects of abusing CAT or KAT,  There is light at the end of the tunnel;
  21. 21. Prescription Medication: From Hollywood to Hillbrow  What are the signs or symptoms of prescription drug abuse? The three classes of prescription medication that are most susceptible to abuse are: Stimulants:  Opiates:  Tranquilizers:  Am I a Prescription Pill Addict: Drug Seeking Behaviour?
  22. 22. Peer pressure and resisting drug use  • Listen to your gut instinct.  • Plan ahead and be prepared for high pressure situations.  • Set up code language with your friends.  • Practice saying no and get comfortable with it.  Hang out with the right people,  The social support provided by peers can be broken down into four functions:  * Emotional support when times are tough * An information resource * Physical assistance * A feedback function on the behavior of the individual
  23. 23. Addiction-how it starts and what keeps a person addicted  Pleasure principle  Brain's Reward Center  Learning process  Do you have addiction?  Development of tolerance  Compulsion takes over
  24. 24. How emotions play a role in drug use  The consequences of using substances  mood-altering substances  anxiety  paranoia  disinhibition  Impulsive behaviors
  25. 25. How to safely withdraw from drugs  Drug detoxification, or detox, is the first step in a comprehensive rehabilitation program  No matter what the drug, detox at a medical facility is always the safest choice.  it’s rarely recommended that patients attempt detox at home
  26. 26. Where to find help

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