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					Substance Abuse
    We are starting a new unit on
  Substance abuse sorry I cannot be
 here today. Please take notes on the
                slides
         Watch out!!!!!!!!!

• If you are at a party watch your cup
  the whole time or use another kind of
  container so no one can slip anything
  into your drink!! Roofies and other
  things are often slipped into
  unattended drinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What is substance abuse??
• Substances=alcohol and drugs
• Abuse=to use in excess
It is addiction or overuse of substance
When someone is an alcoholic for instance we
   might say they have a substance abuse
   problem. Fancy way of saying drug/alcohol
   addiction or problem.
Words you need to know how to spell
     correctly for the quiz….


•Marijuana • Alcohol
                  • Alcoholism
    Why people smoke and why they
           SHOULDN’T:
• They think it’s cool
                                   •It really affects their lungs
• Peer pressured into it           •Makes them smell
• Addicted                         •Yellow teeth
• Think it keeps them              •Cough
  skinny                           •Spend a LOT of money
• Celebrities and role             •Second hand smoke
                                    affects others
  models do it
                                 • Can’t play sports or
• It “chills” them out              workout as well
       Can you think of any other reasons for each
    column? That is your homework to think of more
                   for each category
• They think it’s cool       • It’s horrible for your liver
• Peer pressure              • When you are young it’s worst for your
• Celebrities make it look     body than when you are of age to drink
  cool                         (21 years old or over)
• They like the feeling
                             • You do things you will regret later
• Curious
• Addicted
                             • Alcohol is a DEPRESSANT so it really
• Have problems and think
                               brings you down!
  drinking will help their   • Problems won’t go away
  problems                   • You could get in an accident if you
• Taste good to them           drink and drive and hurts not only
                               yourself but others
• They have cancer and          • Gives you the
  during chemo marijuana          “munchies”
  actually helps them to        • Makes them not have
  feel better                     any motivation
• They think it’s cool            anymore (like school
• They are peer pressured         work for instance)
• They are curious              • Kills brain cells
• They like the high
  feeling              Other names for marijuana…pot, joint,
                      weed, mary jane.
      WHERE DO PRESSURES
        COME FROM???
• The media (celebrities etc) – even though you don’t
   realize it those messages on TV and movies sneak into your brain

• Friends and Peers-maybe the biggest pressure
Come up with two more places the pressures to drink or not drink can
  come from

Now that we know where the pressures come from we can learn to say no
  to them………
     How to resist the pressures….
               5 ways:
• 1. Avoid the situation-like don’t go to the party if you know
    alcohol will be there

•   2. Say “NO”-your friends SHOULD respect that
•   3. Suggest an alternative “Let’s go to the mall instead”
•   4. Walk away or leave the situation
•   5. Stand up and speak up! “I don’t want that drink and you
    know you shouldn’t drink it either it’s bad for you liver…”
      Other ways to say no and stay
                  cool:
• I’m allergic
• My (aunt,uncle,brother) is an alcoholic and after
  seeing them go to rehab and go through all that I
  just don’t want to go down that path myself
• I have a game tomorrow
• My mom would kill me
• I am the designated driver
• Make a joke out of it. If you can’t be serious and
  say no then be funny about it!!!! 
             Ms.B’s tricks:
• Water bottle trick
•                Apple juice trick
• Pour it down the drain trick (in the
  bathroom)
• Say you are already drunk
• Just act drunk-no one will know you
  aren’t
         Trip and spill the beer!!
Can you think of any others?
         Watch out!!!!!!!!!

• If you are at a party watch your cup
  the whole time or use another kind of
  container so no one can slip anything
  into your drink!! Roofies and other
  things are often slipped into
  unattended drinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
             Alcohol Terms:
• Alcoholism-addiction to alcohol. Must go to
  rehab.Alcoholism is called a FAMILY disease
  because it affects everyone and does run in
  families
• BAC-Blood Alcohol Content/Concentration
This is how much alcohol is in your blood stream the
  legal limit is .08 After that you are considered
  DRUNK!

Sober- No drinking
 More alcohol terms you need
          to know:
Breathalyzer- you blow into this thing
 cops give you to see if you are drunk.
DWI- When you are pulled over and
 have been drinking after they give you
 a breathalyzer and you fail it you get a
 DWI (driving while intoxicated) and
 your name goes in the paper, you pay a
 fine and have your license taken away.

				
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