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Facts about drugs and drug abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Facts about drugs and drug abuse

by National Institute on Drug Abuse

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Published by Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration in [Rockville, Md.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drugs,
  • Drug abuse

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration
    The Physical Object
    Pagination12 p. ;
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14213243M

    The bulk of this book is divided into 3 major sections: (1) teaching about drugs; (2) facts about drugs; and (3) supplementary reports which deal with legal aspects, prevention, drug use-student value correlations, motivation, etc. The section concerned with teaching about drugs provides concrete suggestions for elementary and secondary educators, as well as administrators. Drug abuse and addiction is less about the type or amount of the substance consumed or the frequency of your drug use, and more about the consequences of that drug use. If your drug use is causing problems in your life—at work, school, home, or in your relationships—you likely have a drug abuse or addiction problem.

    Drug abuse can be abuse of any chemical substance including cigarettes, inhalants, alcohol and others. Drug abuse information shows both legal and illegal drugs can lead to drug abuse. In short, any drug that can be used can also be a drug of abuse. Categories of .   With drug abuse affecting 10 to 15% of homeless persons, the rehabilitation process is crucial to control both issues and make sure there will be improvements. A homeless person that struggled with drug abuse needs an alcohol- and drug-free home for their recovery as well as psychological and emotional support.

    Since it first went online in , Drug War Facts provides reliable information with applicable citations on important public health and criminal justice issues related to drug policy and the failed drug war. It is updated continuously. Most charts, facts and figures are from government sources, government-sponsored sources, peer reviewed journals and occasionally newspapers. 1. Drugs of abuse--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. Drug abuse--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 3. Forensic toxicology--Handbooks, manuals, etc. I. Karch, Steven B. RMD76 dc21 CIP This book contains information obtained from authentic and highly regarded sources. Reprinted material is quoted with permission, and sources are Size: 9MB.


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Facts about drugs and drug abuse by National Institute on Drug Abuse Download PDF EPUB FB2

If your students have questions about drug use, or you want them to know the facts, our free booklets are handy resources: Drugs: SHATTER THE MYTHS; Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction; Marijuana: Facts for Teens; and Opioid Facts for Teens.

So are our Drug Facts students to review and discuss the facts in these booklets. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), an annual health observance week, connects teens with resources to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and alcohol. There are countless activities that teens, parents, caregivers, and teachers can do that don’t involve leaving the house.

The fourth edition of the essential, accessible source for understanding how drugs work and their effects on body and behavior. A bestseller in its three previous editions, Buzzed is now revised and updated with the most recent discoveries about drugs.

It includes new information about biological and behavioral changes in addiction, the prescription-drug abuse epidemic, distinctive drug Cited by: Talking to your kids about drugs may not be easy, but it is important. Here at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), we developed this guide to help parents talk with their kids.

We also have a companion book, Opioid Facts for Teens, that you can share. Sometimes, just beginning the conversation is the hardest part.

The Anti-Drug Abuse Acts of and increased funding for treatment and rehabilitation; the act created the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Its director, often referred to as the drug "czar," is responsible for coordinating national drug control policy.

Icons and a second color are used to help readers quickly locate the information they are looking for. Coverage includes the newest FDA approvals, investigational and orphan drugs, and indications for labeled, unlabeled, and orphan uses. The included Drug Identifier CD-ROM enables readers to search and identify drugs by by: 8.

Facts about Drug Abuse 1: the types of drugs. There are several types of drugs abused by the people. They include the substituted amphetamines, methaqualone, alcohol, cocaine, cannabis, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and opioids.

Facts about Drug Abuse 2: the causes of drug abuse. Finding the causes of drug abuse is not easy. Learn about the free drug addiction informational booklet series, The Truth About Drugs. Read the guides, download them in PDF format or order hardcopies of the booklets about substance abuse and addiction.

Learn more about the effects of abusing marijuana, alcohol, ecstasy, crack cocaine, coke, crystal meth, heroin, LSD and prescription painkillers, antidepressants, stimulants and depressants.

The United States represents 5% of the world's population and 75% of prescription drugs taken. 60% of teens who abuse prescription drugs get them free from friends and relatives. Adderall use (often prescribed to treat ADHD) has increased among high school seniors from % in to % this year.

This book offers a frank, clear-eyed, no-holds-barred examination of drug abuse from the most commonly abused drugs to how drug abuse begins and progresses to the dangerous and deadly consequences of drug abuse.

It also charts the treacherous path by which "casual" drug use develops into addiction. Loaded with great questions to ask a drug counselor, common myths and facts about. Get this from a library. Facts about drugs and drug abuse. [National Institute on Drug Abuse.; United States.

Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration.]. Rx Drug Abuse At-a-Glance. Who: Given the fact that medication abuse statistically rises with age, the earlier we educate children and young people about the realities and dangers of prescription drug abuse, perhaps the better our chances of preventing them from starting to abuse psychotherapeutics in.

Important Facts. Drug abuse has a pervasive effect on an entire community. Understanding drug use risk factors and spreading the word through prevention programs is the best defense against drug abuse.

Parental monitoring has been the most effective way to slow the expansion of drugs in family situations. Drug abuse facts are typically relayed to young people in middle and high school, but many drug abuse facts don't seem to be sinking in, as shown by the statistics on drug abuse, seen above, and the drug abuse facts, seen below (read: teenage drug abuse).

Drug abuse facts include the following. “Drugs are a bet with your mind.” – Jim Morrison. National Institute on Druge Abuse (NIDA)’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

Available in all popular ebook formats, they’re also downloadable in both English & Spanish languages. 34 Free Ebooks On Drug Abuse. SOURCES: National Institute on Drug Abuse: “The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction: The Basics,” “Easy-to-Read Drug Facts,” “Understanding Drug Use and Addiction, “Drugs and the Brain Author: Teresa Dumain.

Drug abuse, the excessive, maladaptive, or addictive use of drugs for nonmedical purposes despite social, psychological, and physical problems that may arise from such substances include such agents as anabolic steroids, which are used by some athletes to accelerate muscular development and increase strength and which can cause heart disease, liver damage, and other physical.

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In some cases criminal or anti-social behaviour occurs when the person is under the influence of a drug, and long term Specialty: Psychiatry. The purpose of this guide from the National Institute on Drug Abuse is to provide facts which will educate adolescents and teenagers about drug abuse.

This NIDA guide makes teens aware of the dangers of drug abuse, by providing scientific facts about various types of drugs in order to help teenages make safe and smart decisions. Drugs/Drug abuse Any chemical substance that alters normal biological processes.

Psychoactive drugs alter behavior, thought, or emotions by changing biochemical reactions in the nervous system. They can be addictive (habit-forming), and they can be legal or illegal. Source for information on Drugs/Drug Abuse: Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology dictionary.

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