Drug Abuse

  • What is does to your body
  • Medicine or Pleasure?
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Drug Abuse

  • Drug is a substance which alters the way your body works.
  • It affects your mind, body or both.
  • There are certain drugs that you use for medicine and other drugs for pleasure.
  • Many of the drugs that are used for medicine or pleasure come from natural substances, often plants.
  • Usually some of the drugs used for pleasure are socially acceptable other are illegal.
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  • Some drugs change the chemical process in your body so that you could become addicted to them.
  • You can become dependant on them.
  • If you are addicted to them you cannot function and manage properly.
  • When addcited you always want more of the drug to keep you feeling normal.
  • When addicts try and stop they usually feel very unwell.
  • Headaches, pains, sweating, shaking, aches and cravings for the drug.
  • This is called WITHDRAWL SYPTOMS

Key Points

  • Drugs change the chemical process in the body, so you amy become addicted to them.
  • Illegal and legal drugs may harm the body.
  • Smoking drugs, eg cannabis may cause psycological problems.
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