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In Context: Opposing Viewpoints - Topic - Mental Health. Drugs Are Bad: FREE! 25-Slide PowerPoint and... by Mrs S's Health and PE Resources. I hope this show will help stop teens from using drugs!

Drugs Are Bad: FREE! 25-Slide PowerPoint and... by Mrs S's Health and PE Resources

At the end of my drug unit last semester on an anonymous survey I had students tell me I should make drugs seem more scary and dangerous; so, I created this PowerPoint. This 25-slide presentation on the dangers of drugs can be shown to teens anytime, or anywhere. If you teach Health, it fits great into your drug unit. It does have graphic pictures so please be advised.

These drugs are included in the presentation: hallucinogens, Marijuana, Heroin, Methadone, Oxycodone, GHB, date rape drug, alcohol, Xanax, Diazepam, sleeping pills, inhalants, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Ecstasy, Spice, Molly, K2, Bath Salts... Where I show this presentation in my 9th grade Health class is right in the middle of my drug unit, during the Marijuana lesson. The focus for this lesson is that pot is a sneaky drug that many teens feel is safe to use and not addictive. If you want to check out other lessons on my TPT Store, go to: Mrs. The Best P.E. 1. 2. Impact of alcohol on the developing brain. Alcohol affects two crucial parts of the brain which are vulnerable when a teenager is developing.

Impact of alcohol on the developing brain

This can result in irreversible brain changes that can impact decision making, personality, memory and learning. How does alcohol affect messages in the body? Ever played Chinese whispers? Well your brain does every day, getting messages from your nerve cells to your body. It needs to send the correct messages throughout your body so it functions correctly. Alcohol acts on the nerve cells of the brain and disrupts the communication between nerves cells and other cells of the body. Neurotransmitters are chemical messages, which enable nerve cells to talk to each other and to other cells in the body. While research tells us alcohol can damage the developing brain it is not clear how much alcohol it takes to do this.

What parts of the brain are affected? Hippocampus The hippocampus is responsible for memory and learning. Prefrontal lobe Does alcohol influence the brain in other ways? 1 White J. Teens: this is how social media affects your brain. Keeping in touch is no longer about face to face, but instead screen to screen, highlighted by the fact that more than 1 billion people are using Facebook every day.

Teens: this is how social media affects your brain

Social media has become second nature -- but what impact is this having on our brain? In a recent study, researchers at the UCLA brain mapping center used an fMRI scanner to image the brains of 32 teenagers as they used a bespoke social media app resembling Instagram. By watching the activity inside different regions of the brain as the teens used the app, the team found certain regions became activated by "likes", with the brain's reward center becoming especially active. "When teens learn that their own pictures have supposedly received a lot of likes, they show significantly greater activation in parts of the brain's reward circuitry," says lead author Lauren Sherman.

"This is the same group of regions responding when we see pictures of a person we love or when we win money. " Peer influence. Social Media and the Teen Brain - How to Make it Work for Them - Teens and social media are a modern-day love story – mostly inseparable, and with plenty of ups, downs and drama.

Social Media and the Teen Brain - How to Make it Work for Them -

Social media is still relatively new, and there’s still a lot to learn. The more we can understand about social media and its effect on teens, the more we can help them manage it in ways that will enrich them and see them flourish into the happy, healthy adults they are all capable of being. In a groundbreaking study, published in the journal Psychological Science, teenagers had their brains scanned while they used social media. Thanks to some brilliant technology, and social media’s almost magical way of having teens be still for a while, there were some remarkable findings.

But first … the research. The study involved 32 teenagers, aged 13-18. 5 Ways Social Media Affects Teen Mental Health. It should come as no surprise that the pressure to be available 24/7 on social media is a very real challenge for today's teenagers.

5 Ways Social Media Affects Teen Mental Health

Aside from the fact that their grasp of and dependence on social media far exceeds that of many adults, they also are using social media at much greater rates too. In fact, a report by Common Sense Media found that 75 percent of American teenagers have social media profiles. Social media is a daily part of life for the vast majority of teens. A report by Common Sense found: How social media is affecting teens.