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Drugs of choice

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Drugs of choice

  1. 1. Noah Coley B.S.CounselorClay County Hamilton Center, Inc.Understanding Today’s Drugs ofChoice:Designer Drugs
  2. 2. A little about me… Hometown:Bowling Green,Indiana Graduated 2005Clay City HighSchool Indiana WesleyanUniversity B.S.AddictionsCounseling Hamilton Center,
  3. 3. Overview Are drugs really that much different today? How drugs reach and affect the brain. Classifications of Drugs New Drugs Synthetic Marijuana (K2, Spice, Mad Hatter) Bath Salts Salvia Krokodil Rx Drug Abuse Old Favorites, New Methods Warning Signs of Drug Use Treatment Questions
  4. 4. Are drugs really different today?Why do we usedrugs andalcohol?•Escape•Relief•Euphoria
  5. 5. How do drugs reach the brain?Oral (eat/drink), Smoked, Snorting, Interveneous,Intramuscular
  6. 6. Inside the Brain-Dopamine
  7. 7. Classifications of Drugs
  8. 8. StimulantsPhysical Effects:•Increase HeartRate/Pressure•UncontrollablePhysical Activity•Increased TensionPsychologicalEffects:•Strong MoodChanges•Intoxication•Delirium•Psychosis- Paranoia
  9. 9. DepressantsDepress theCentral NervousSystemTwo majorgroups:•SedativeHypnotics•Alcohol•Xanax•Valium•Opioids/Opiates•Vicodin•Oxycotin•Heroin
  10. 10. Hallucinogenic/Psychedelic•Distorts Senses• Sight• Sound• Space•Loss of Control•Loss of Reality
  11. 11. Designer Drugs“Drugs that are created or marketed to avoid existing drug laws bymodifying chemical structure, or using different chemicals that havenot been deemed illegal.”Synthetic MarijuanaBath salts*SalviaKrokadil*Prescription Drug Abuse
  12. 12. Synthetic Marijuana-(Cannabinoid)Depressant&HallucinogenCommon Names:Bliss, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue,Blaze, Genie, Spice, Zohai, JWH -018, -073, -250, Yucatan Fire,Skunk, Mad Hatter, and MoonRocks Can bring onepisodes of:HallucinationsPsychosisParanoia
  13. 13. How can this be legal?
  14. 14. Bath SaltsStimulantCommon NamesIvory Wave, Vanilla Sky, Cloud Nine,Blue Silk, Purple Sky, Bliss, PurpleWave, Red Dove, Zoom, Bloom,Ocean Snow, Lunar Wave, WhiteLightening, Scarface, HurricaneCharlie, Drone, Energy-1, Meow Meow,Sextasy, Ocean Burst, Pure Ivory,Snow Leopard, Stardust, White Night,White Rush, Charge Plus, White Dove,plant fertilizer, plant food Cousin toMethamphetamine In July of 2012, U.S.President Barack Obamasigned into law a ban onmephedrone, methyloneand MDVP, all chemicalsfound in "bath salts, byplacing them on theSchedule I controlledsubstances list. ScheduleI controlled substancescannot be sold under anycircumstances and cannotbe prescribed for medical
  15. 15. SalviaHallucinogenic*Not TechnicallyDesignerCommon Names:Sage, Common/Garden Sage Illegal in Indiana- Schedule 1 Users can chew the freshleaves, drink the extractedjuices, or smoke the driedleaves as a joint. It can beconsumed in water pipes orvaporized and inhaled Salvia has been known to re-trigger panic attacks,schizophrenia relapses andborderline personality traits.This can cause symptomssuch as suicidal thoughts,depression, anti-social acts,
  16. 16. Getting High on SalviaDon’t try this at home!
  17. 17. Warning Graphic ImageKrockadil effects are very gruesome.Please feel free to avert youreyes.
  18. 18. KrockadilDepressantOther Name:Desomorphine, 8-10 x more potentthan Morphiene. Notorious forproducing severetissue damage,phlebitis andgangrene, sometimesrequiring limbamputation. Currently sweepingRussia and Eastern
  19. 19. Prescription Drug AbuseMost CommonlyAbused*Not TechnicallyDesigner16,000 Youth Surveyed20.2% Abused an RxDrug Oxycotin Vicodin Xanax Valium Adderall/Concerta Dextromethorphan Prescription drug abusewas most common amongwhite students, at 23%,followed by Hispanics at17% and African-Americans at 12%. Prescription drug abusewas most common amongseniors (26%) and leastcommon among freshmen(15%). There was no differencein prescription drug abuseby sex -- 20% for bothmale and femalestudents.
  20. 20. Old Favorites, New MethodsHere are some 21st Century takes on some old schooldrugs.
  21. 21. Warning Signs- (helpguide.org)Warning Signs of Commonly Abused Drugs Marijuana: Glassy, red eyes; loud talking, inappropriate laughterfollowed by sleepiness; loss of interest, motivation; weight gain or loss. Depressants (including Xanax, Valium, GHB): Contracted pupils;drunk-like; difficulty concentrating; clumsiness; poor judgment; slurredspeech; sleepiness. Stimulants (including amphetamines, cocaine, crystalmeth): Dilated pupils; hyperactivity; euphoria; irritability; anxiety;excessive talking followed by depression or excessive sleeping at oddtimes; may go long periods of time without eating or sleeping; weightloss; dry mouth and nose. Inhalants (glues, aerosols, vapors): Watery eyes; impaired vision,memory and thought; secretions from the nose or rashes around thenose and mouth; headaches and nausea; appearance of intoxication;drowsiness; poor muscle control; changes in appetite; anxiety;irritability; lots of cans/aerosols in the trash. Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP): Dilated pupils; bizarre and irrationalbehavior including paranoia, aggression, hallucinations; mood swings;detachment from people; absorption with self or other objects, slurredspeech; confusion. Heroin: Contracted pupils; no response of pupils to light; needle marks;sleeping at unusual times; sweating; vomiting; coughing, sniffling;
  22. 22. Warning Signs- ContinuedBehavioral Signs Psychological Signs Drop in attendance andperformance at work orschool Unexplained need formoney or financialproblems. May borrow orsteal to get it. Engaging in secretive orsuspicious behaviors Sudden change in friends,favorite hangouts, andhobbies Frequently getting intotrouble (fights, accidents,illegal activities) Unexplained change inpersonality or attitude Sudden mood swings,irritability, or angryoutbursts Periods of unusualhyperactivity, agitation,or giddiness Lack of motivation;appears lethargic or“spaced out” Appears fearful,anxious, or paranoid,with no reason
  23. 23. Bio Psycho SocialAddiction as aDisease
  24. 24. Questions???
  25. 25. Thank you for your time!Noah ColeyCounselor, Clay County Hamilton Center, Inc.ncoley@hamiltoncenter.orgwww.hamiltoncenter.org

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