HMS 251 SUBSTANCE ABUSE

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DRUG IDENTIFICATION FORM

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1)         *STIMULANTS

Definition: An agent, especially a chemical agent such as caffeine, that
temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity. _________________________________________________________________________

Effects on the body: Increases heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and sweating._________________________________________________________________

Drug Examples:   Legal: Dexedrine, Ritalin, ______________________________________________________________

Illegal: Crack amphetamine & methamphetamine ecstasy Cocaine ______________________________________________________________

Medical Use: Anorexiants Ritalin Benzedrine (diet pills, decongestants)

 

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2)         *DEPRESSANTS

Definition: Psychoactive drugs that temporarily reduce the function or
activity of a specific part of the body or brain _________________________________________________________________________

Effects on the body: Decreases anxiety and tension, Drowsiness, sleepiness, slurred speech, staggering __________________________________________________________________

Drug Examples:   Legal: Alcohol OTC

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Illegal: Benzodiazepine Quaalude _____________________________________________________________

Medical Use: Anti-anxiety Hypnotics muscle relaxants, anti-convulsants, arterial hypertension _______________________________________________________________________

 


3)         *NARCOTICS

Definition:  any psychoactive compound
with sleep-inducing properties. ________________________________________________________________________

Effects on the body: unpleasant for the user and may include side effects such as: nausea and vomiting.

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Drug Examples:   Legal: morphine codeine ______________________________________________________________

Illegal: heroin                                                ______________________________________________________________

Medical Use: painkillers

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4)         *HALLUCINOGENS

Definition: a diverse group of drugs that cause an alteration in
perception, thought, or mood. __________________________________________________________________________

Effects on the body: Increases heart rate and blood pressure, pupil dilation, increased sweating, muscle weakness __________________________________________________________________

Drug Examples:   Legal: ______________________________________________________________

•             Illegal: LSD, PCP, Ketamine, Mushrooms

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Medical Use: alter human perception and mode _______________________________________________________________________

 


5)         *MARIJUANA

Definition:  the dried leaves and female flowers of the hemp plant, used in cigarette form as
a narcotic or hallucinogen _________________________________________________________________________

Effects on the body: Increases heart rate and pulse rate, blood shot eyes, increase in pupil size, increase in appetite __________________________________________________________________

Drug Examples:   Legal: ______________________________________________________________

Illegal: ______________________________________________________________

Medical Use: Medicinal marijuana_______________________________________________________________________


6)         INHALANTS

Definition: _________________________________________________________________________

Effects on the body: Memory Loss, slurred speech, motor problems, nausea, vomiting, weight loss

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•         Drug Examples: Legal: Aerosols, Adhesives, spray cans,

•                                    Illegal: Nitroglycerin

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Medical Use: _anesthesia ______________________________________________________________________


7)         STEROIDS

Definition:  a type of organic compound that contains a specific arrangement of
four cycloalkane rings that are joined to each other. ____________________________________________________________________________

Effects on the body: Infertility, changes in libido, enlarged breasts, increased frequency of erections, unnatural hair loss or growth, urges to urinate, enlargement of prostrate gland

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Drug Examples:   Legal: replacement of inadequate levels of testosterone  _________________________________________________________________

Illegal: _testosterone, nandrolone, methenolone ________________________________________________________________

Medical Use:  improve weight gain, vigor, and hair cut __________________________________________________________________________


8)         NICOTINE

Definition: is an addictive drug. It causes changes in the brain that make people
want to use it more. ____________________________________________________________________________

Effects on the body: affect the human nervous system, causing respiratory failure and general paralysis _____________________________________________________________________

Drug Examples:   Legal: cigarette _________________________________________________________________

Illegal:  N/A _________________________________________________________________

Medical Use: food supplement __________________________________________________________________________


9)         CAFFEINE

Definition: a bitter tasting, odorless chemical that can either be manufactured synthetically or derived from coffee beans. ____________________________________________________________________________

Effects on the body: _____________________________________________________________________

Drug Examples:   Legal:  cola drinks and cocoa _________________________________________________________________

Illegal:  caffeine pills _________________________________________________________________

Medical Use: treating migrane headaches, treat poisoning caused by depressants __________________________________________________________________________


10)       ALCOHOL

Definition: It is a pure form colorless, odorless substance ____________________________________________________________________________

Effects on the body: digestive system disorders and disorders of the nervous system  _____________________________________________________________________

Drug Examples:   Legal: ethyl alcohol ______________

Illegal: _________________________________________________________________

Medical Use: __________________________________________________________________________


– OTHER: {write in the category __Cocaine______________________________

Definition: ____________________________________________________________________________

Effects on the body: _____________________________________________________________________

Drug Examples:   Legal:none     ______________________________________________________________

Illegal: _________________________________________________________________

Medical Use: __________________________________________________________________________


HMS 251   SUBSTANCE ABUSE

DRUG INFORMATION SHEET

Make _5_ copies of this page.  You will need a separate for each specific drug.  Example: LSD can come under the general category of hallucinogens, alcohol is a depressant…

Classification or Category: Hallucinogen

Drug: ____________LSD__________________ (ex. LSD, Crank, Dalmane, Motrin, Codeine)

{Write in specific name from a category or classification}

Slang Names: Acid, purple haze, microdot

How Taken:  ingestion via mouth especially when in form of tablet or solution

Medical Uses: treatment of alcoholism, pain, cluster headaches

Effects: (including the length of effect)

Physical: reduced appetite, loss of sleep and dilated pupil, jaw clenching and tremors

Mental: Flashbacks, altered sense of time, loss of sense of identity, altered emotions, senses, memories and awareness and changes in auditory and visual perceptions


Special Dangers or warnings:  reduced awareness of danger may result in injuries, may cause miscarriages when taken by pregnant women, genetic damage, panic attacks, brain damage, impaired memories

Characteristics of Abuse: frequent use, increased tolerance to the drug

Characteristics of Dependency: not addictive

Laws affecting the use, manufacturer, or sale: possession of the drug is illegal

Other interesting information you found:

References or Sources of Information: Wikipedia 2010


HMS 251   SUBSTANCE ABUSE

DRUG INFORMATION SHEET

Make _5_ copies of this page.  You will need a separate for each specific drug.  Example: LSD can come under the general category of hallucinogens, alcohol is a depressant…

Classification or Category: Stimulant

Drug: _______Crack_______________________ (ex. LSD, Crank, Dalmane, Motrin, Codeine)

Slang Names: base, iron, cavvy or rock

How taken: smoking or via injection.

Medical Uses: (if any)


Effects: (including the length of effect)

Physical; sleeplessness, loss of appetite, increased energy, dilated pupil, increased temperature, heart rate and blood pressure, tremors,

Mental: euphoria, alertness, supreme confidence, paranoia, euphoria, delusions

Special Dangers or warnings: seizures or respiratory arrest, violent behavior, addiction, increased risk of miscarriages

Characteristics of Abuse: increased intake of the drug

Characteristics of Dependency: withdrawal syndrome when one goes without it, increased intake

Laws affecting the use, manufacturer, or sale: possession and selling of the drug is illegal

Other interesting information you found:

References or Sources of Information: Wikipedia , 2010


HMS 251   SUBSTANCE ABUSE

DRUG INFORMATION SHEET

Make _5_ copies of this page.  You will need a separate for each specific drug.  Example: LSD can come under the general category of hallucinogens, alcohol is a depressant…

Classification or Category: Depressant

Drug: _Dalmane_____________________________ (ex. LSD, Crank, Dalmane, Motrin, Codeine)

Slang Names: (any names other than the formal name, i.e. street names)

How Taken: oral injestion

Medical Uses: prescribed to people having sleeping problems

Effects: (including the length of effect)

Physical: dizziness, drowsiness, antanzia and light headedness, impairment in body balance

Mental: impaired psychomotor and cognitive functions


Special Dangers or warnings: pose danger to pregnant women, allergic reactions

Characteristics of Abuse: continued use against medical advice or use for recreational purpose

Characteristics of Dependency: Withdrawal syndrome when one goes without it and drug tolerance

Laws affecting the use, manufacturer, or sale: legal

Other interesting information you found:

References or Sources of Information: Wikipedia


HMS 251   SUBSTANCE ABUSE

DRUG INFORMATION SHEET

Make _5_ copies of this page.  You will need a separate for each specific drug.  Example: LSD can come under the general category of hallucinogens, alcohol is a depressant…

Classification or Category: Depressant

Drug: ____Motrin__________________________ (ex. LSD, Crank, Dalmane, Motrin, Codeine)

{Write in specific name from a category or classification}

Slang Names: (any names other than the formal name, i.e. street names)

How Taken: oral ingestion but can also be applied on skin as gel to reduce physical injuries

Medical Uses: relieve arthritis symptoms, fever and inflammations and prophylaxis of anthemia disease


Effects: (including the length of effect)

Physical: dilate coronary arteries, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea

Mental: feeling of being disoriented, changes in mood and mental processes, restlessness

Special Dangers or warnings: may lead to hypertension, cardiovascular problems and stroke, hearing loss and gastrointestinal ulceration, perforation of the stomach and intestine and other gastrointestinal risks.


Characteristics of Abuse: drowsiness, dizziness, seizures and acute renal failure

Characteristics of Dependency:

Laws affecting the use, manufacturer, or sale: licensed for sale over the counter

Other interesting information you found:

References or Sources of Information: Jena, http://www.livestrong.com/article/129249-side-effects-much-ibuprofen/


HMS 251   SUBSTANCE ABUSE

DRUG INFORMATION SHEET

Make _5_ copies of this page.  You will need a separate for each specific drug.  Example: LSD can come under the general category of hallucinogens, alcohol is a depressant…

Classification or Category: Depressant

Drug: ___Codeine___________________________ (ex. LSD, Crank, Dalmane, Motrin, Codeine)

Slang Names: (any names other than the formal name, i.e. street names)

How Taken: oral ingestion


Medical Uses: treatment of pain, diabetes, coughs, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome

Effects: (including the length of effect)

Physical: itching, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dry mouth, urinary retention

Mental; euphoria, depression

Special Dangers or warnings: may cause erectile dysfunction, allergic reaction

Characteristics of Abuse: prolonged use without medical advise and use for recreation purpose, tolerance to the drug


Characteristics of Dependency: withdrawal syndrome when one stops using, drug craving, runny nose, sweating and vomiting when one has not taken the drug

Laws affecting the use, manufacturer, or sale: legal sold over the counter

Other interesting information you found:

References or Sources of Information: Wikipedia, 2010

 

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