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Tar, carbon monoxide, & nicotine
3 most harmful chemicals in cigarettes
Nicotine
A stimulant drug found in tobacco products.
cold turkey
Trying to beat an addiction by just stopping taking drugs
nicotine gum
a chewing gum containing nicotine that allows a person to quit smoking tobacco without experiencing withdrawal symptoms
nicotine patch
An adhesive patch that is attached to the skin and from which nicotine is absorbed, used to aid smokers in slowly overcoming nicotine dependence.
Emphysema
A breathing disorder in which the small air sacs in the lungs lose their ability to expand and contract
Alcoholism
A disease in which a person has a physical or psychological dependence on drinks that contain alcohol
Alcohol intoxication
being drunk
Slurred speech. Incoordination. Unsteady gait
decreased fine motor control, impaired judgment and coordination, lethargy
Liver, Brain, & Bladder
3 organs effected by alcohol
AA
Alcoholics Anonymous
Stimulants
Drugs that speed up the central nervous system
Depressants
Drugs that tend to slow the central nervous system
Hallucinogens
Drugs that alter moods, thoughts, and sense perceptions including vision, hearing, smell, and touch
PCP
Most dangerous of the currently popular hallucinogenic drugs, OD leads to nystagmus, marked hypertension, and seizures, presence of both horizontal and vertical nystagmus is pathognomonic, angel dust
LSD
a powerful hallucinogenic drug; also known as acid
Inhalants
substances whose fumes are sniffed or inhaled to give a mind-altering effect
fetal alcohol syndrome
A group of birth defects caused by the effects of alcohol on an unborn child
Cannabis plant
The plant that marijuana comes from
Cocaine
a stimulant drug derived from the coca tree
Crack
a very popular, almost pure form of cocaine
Lung cancer, Heart disease, bronchitis
have all been linked to tobacco smoke
Cirrohis
Hardening liverfrom
long term alcohol use
Alcohol
the most commonly abused drug in the USA
Marijuana
a drug, often smoked, whose effects include euphoria, impairment of judgment and concentration and occasionally hallucinations
Crystal Meth
A central nervous system stimulant substance with actions similar to amphetamine
a drug that increases heartbeat/blood pressure, can cause mental health issues, strokes
Heroin
one of the most addictive substances derived from opium
Opiates
A group of highly addictive drugs derived from the poppy plant that are used as pain relievers, anesthetics, and sedatives
carcinogen
A cancer-causing substance
shrooms
are eaten & cause hallucinations
Al-Anon
helps the family, spouse, and friends of an alcoholic
anabolic steroids
synthetic substances that are similar to the male hormone testosterone,
artificial forms of the hormone testosterone that promote muscle growth and strength
euphoria
feeling of extreme happiness, "the high"
codeine
opiate with relatively low potency often prescribed for minor pain
morphine
narcotic drug derived from opium, used to treat severe pain
Oxycodone
Oxycontin, for moderate-severe pain relief, can cause death from respiratory failure