DRUGS, SUBSTANCES, E-CIGARETTES, BATH SALTS

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DRUGS, SUBSTANCES, E-CIGARETTES, BATH SALTS
Name________________________________________________Date____________________Due__________________
Directions: While you read through this important information on Drugs, Substances, E-cigs and bath salts, fill in the
blanks and/or answer the questions below. For the most part, the questions go in order of the reading material.
WRITE LEGIBLY. Use RBS to answer any questions that require you to write in sentences. If you are listing answers
you do not have to write in a complete sentence.
1. Name three kinds of drugs that have helped revolutionize treatment of infections and disease:
1.
2.
3.
2. Drugs are _________________________or ____________________________that change the way our bodies work.
3. In the brain, drugs may either _____________________or _____________________your senses, alter your sense of
____________________________ or sometimes decrease physical pain.
4. Effects if drugs can vary based on the differences in ___________________, __________________, & _____________.
5. Some drugs severely ___________________a person’s ability to make ____________________choices and decisions.
6. Teens who drink, for example, are more likely to get involved in dangerous situations such as _________________
________________________________, or having _______________________________________.
7. Name three reasons some teens use drugs.
1.
2.
3.
8. ____________________is the oldest and most widely used drug in the world. It is a ______________________ that
alters perceptions, _____________________ and ____________________________.
9. Alcohol first acts as a __________________________, then it makes people feel relaxed and a bit ________________.
10. High doses of alcohol seriously affect ___________________________& __________________________. Drinkers
may have slurred _____________________________, confusion, _______________________, and short –term memory
loss and slow __________________________________________.
11. Large volumes of alcohol drunk in a short period of time may cause alcohol ______________________________.
12. Can teens who use alcohol become psychologically and physically dependent upon alcohol? _______________
13. Withdrawal from alcohol can be painful and even life threatening. Name four symptoms of withdrawal:
1.
2.
3.
4.
14. _________________________are stimulants that accelerate functions in the brain and body. Prescription ________
Pills fall into this category of drugs.
15. Name 2 street names for amphetamines._____________________ __________________________
16. Name 3 ways amphetamines are used. 1.
2.
3.
17. Name three effects and dangers of amphetamines.
1.
2.
3.
18. Are amphetamines very addictive? _________________Name three issues that users who stop have reported that
happens to them: 1.
2.
3.
19.__________________________is a white crystalline powder made from the dried leaves of coca plants.
20. Crack, named for its ____________________when heated, is made from cocaine. It looks like white or
tan____________________. They are both very ___________________________stimulants.
21. Name three street names for Cocaine. 1.
2.
3.
22. How is cocaine used?
23. How is crack used?
24. Name 4 effects and dangers of coke and crack:
1.
2.
3.
4.
25. Cocaine and Crack are ______________________addictive, and as a result, the _____________, not the user, calls
the shots.
26. If over the counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines are taken in large quantities, name three things that can happen:
1.
2.
3.
27. Name three street names for cough and cold meds: 1.
2.
3.
28. Name three ways cough and colds meds are used: 1.
2.
3.
29. Under Effects and Dangers for Cough and Cold meds, look at the first bullet. Do any of those effects and dangers
sound like something you would want have happen to you? ________________YOU have a choice of whether to use
these incorrectly or abuse them, right? ________________. Look at the second bullet in the same section, what
happens if users mistakenly take cough syrup that contain other meds in addition to dextromethorphan?
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
30. Can people become addicted to cold meds and DXM? __________________
31. ________________________, such as tranquilizers and barbiturates, calm _______________and relax__________.
32. Two prescription depressants are ________________________ and _________________________
33. Name 3 street names of depressants: 1.
2.
3.
34. When used as prescribed by a doctor and taken at the correct dosage, can depressants help people feel calm and
reduce angry feelings? _____________________
35. Name 2 things that can happen if people take larger doses of depressants and mix with alcohol.
1.
2.
36. ____________________is a designer drug created by _______________________ chemists. It comes in powder,
tablet or _____________________form. Ecstasy is a popular __________________________ among teens because
____________________________________________________________________________________.
37. Street names for Ecstasy:________________________________________________________________
38. How is Ecstasy used?_____________________________________________________________________
39. Name four effects and dangers of ecstasy:
1.
2.
3.
4.
40. Can teens become psychologically dependent on ecstasy? __________________
41. GHB stands for _____________________________________________ and is often made in home basement ______.
It is usually in the form of a __________________with no odor or color. It has gained popularity at dance clubs and
raves and is a popular alternative to Ecstasy for some teens and young adults.
42. Are the GHB side effects rising in the US?_______________
43. Name three street names of GHB_____________________________________________________________
44. Name 3 effects and dangers of GHB. Notice the third bullet down about date rape.
1.
2.
3.
45. If someone tries to come off of GHB, they may have withdrawal symptoms such as ______________________.
46. ____________________comes from the dried milk of the ____________________poppy, which is also used to
create the class of painkillers and _______________________, medicines like codeine and morphine. Heroin can range
from a white to dark brown_______________________ to a sticky tar-like substance.
47. Name three street names for heroin_____________________________________________________________
48. Is heroine extremely addictive? _______________Name three symptoms of withdrawal from heroin.
1.
2.
3.
49. ________________________are substances that are sniffed or “huffed” to give the user an immediate
___________or ________________________.
50. Name three household products that users sometimes inhale:
51. How are inhalants used?
52. Name 2 effects and dangers of using inhalants.
1.
2.
53. ____________________hydrochloride is a quick acting anesthetic that is legally used in both humans and animals.
At high doses it causes ____________________________________________________similar to LSD.
54. Three street names for Ketamine:
55. How is Ketamine used?
56. Name three effects and dangers of ketamine:
1.
2.
3.
57. LSD stands for ________________________________________________ and is a lab-brewed hallucinogen and
mood changing chemical. It is odorless, colorless, and tasteless.
58. Name 3 street names for LSD:
59. How is LSD used?
60. Name three effects and dangers of using LSD:
1.
2.
3.
61. the most widely used drug in the US, _________________________, resembles green, brown, or gray dried parsley
with stems or seeds. A stronger form of marijuana called ______________________ looks like brown or black cakes or
balls. Marijuana is often called a _________________________drug because frequent use can lead to use of stronger
drugs.
62. Name three street names for marijuana:
63. How is Marijuana used?
64. Name three effects and dangers of marijuana:
1.
2.
3.
65. _________________________________is a powerful stimulant.
66. Three street names for methamphetamine are:
67. How is meth used?
68. Name three effects and dangers of meth:
1.
2.
3.
NOTE: Meth is HIGHLY addictive, often times with the first use.
69. ________________________is a highly addictive stimulant found in _______________________. This drug is quickly
absorbed into the bloodstream when ____________________________.
70. How is nicotine used?
71. Name 2 effects and dangers of using nicotine.
1.
2.
72. _____________________is a low cost increasingly popular drug. Because it comes in pre-sealed bubble packs, many
teens thing that the drug is ______________________.
73. Name three street names for rohypnol:
74. How is rohypnol used?
75. Rohypnol is a prescription antianxiety medication that is _____times more powerful than Valium
76. On the list of effects and dangers, look at the fourth bullet. Explain in your own words what this info is telling you
about rohypnol in that last bullet. And, note that Rohypnol is tasteless, odorless, and colorless.
77. What are ways that teens can get help for drug addictiveness?
DRUG FACTS: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES (E-CIGS)
1. Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices designed to deliver ___________________with flavorings and other
_____________________________to users in vapor instead of smoke.
2. These E-cigs can be manufactured to resemble traditional ________________________cigarettes, cigars or _______
or even everyday items like ________________or USB memory sticks. Newer devices, such as those with fillable tanks
may look different. More than ____________different e-cig brands are currently on the market.
3. While e-cigs are often promoted as _______________alternatives to traditional cigarettes, which deliver nicotine by
burning ___________________, little is known yet about the __________________________of these devices.
4. What are the three components of an e-cigarette?
1.
2.
3.
5. In many e-cigs, puffing activates the battery-powered heating __________________, which ________________ the
liquid in the cartridge. The resulting __________________or vapor is then inhaled, called “
6. Have the e-cig products been thoroughly studied scientifically? __________And is there a lot or a little data about the
health effects of e-cigs in comparison to regular cigarettes? _________________
7. In your personal opinion, using your wonderful smart brain, do you see the risks involved in thinking that e-cigs are
not as safe---and may possibly be less safe-----than smoking regular cigarettes? _________________
BATH SALTS
1.________________________is the name given to a family of drugs that have one or more
__________________chemicals related to cathinone.
2. Cathinone is an ___________________________-like stimulant found naturally in the khat plant. Chemically, they are
similar to other amphetamines such as ______________________________ and to MDMA.
3. What are four other names that Bath Salts are called?
1.
2.
3.
4.
4. Bath Salts are usually ________________ or ___________________crystal like powder and are sold in small plastic of
foil packages labelled “Not For Human Consumption.”
5. Bath Salts are sometimes labelled as:
1.
2.
3.
6. The above labels are a way for the drug makers to avoid detection by the ____________________________________
or local police.
7. Name three results of using bath salts:
1.
2.
3.
8. What did President Obama do in July 2012, concerning bath salts?
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
9. How are bath salts used?
10. Describe at least ONE specific way, in a few sentences, how bath salts affect the brain?
11. How many emergency room visits were reported in 2011 due to the use of Bath Salts?___________________
12. True or False: There is no way to know what is in a dose of bath salts other than testing it in a lab.
13. Can a person get addicted to bath salts? ____________
14. Can a person DIE if they use bath salts?_______________
15. Look at the pie chart of data for Emergency Department Visits Involving Bath Salts by Drug Combination in 2011.
Write a sentence or two about the data from this chart.
**************Turn to next page……………………………….
If you had a close friend who was thinking about trying any of the drugs, bath salts, e-cigs, etc. that you’ve read about
today, what exactly would you say to them? Be specific. Don’t answer with “don’t do it.” Give them reasons not to put
these poisons into their bodies, for example.
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