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NIDA for Teens

NIDA for Teens
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Helpful tips REAL LIFE DRUG STORY VIDEOS – Drug Addiction Experiences – Teenage Drugs Stories The best way to convey the truth about drugs is through the words of those who have “been there.” By telling their stories, they can pass on what they have learned so others avoid going down the same path. Share this information with your friends. Drug education saves lives. “My goal in life wasn't living...it was getting high. “It started with the weed, then the pills (Ecstasy) and acid, making cocktails of all sorts of drugs, even overdosing to make the rushes last longer. “I ended up homeless and on the streets, living and sleeping in a cardboard box, begging and struggling to find ways to get my next meal. “I asked myself if this is rock bottom, and I believe that it was.

Juegos para niños para prevenir el abuso de drogas Quizá no pasa por tu mente la posibilidad de los niños abusando de drogas en una edad temprana, pero muchos niños están expuestos a las drogas o el alcohol en algún punto durante sus años escolares. Es importante educarlos acerca de los peligros de las drogas cuando son pequeños. Haz que los niños participen en un par de actividades que les ayudarán a pensar porque deben decir "no". Juegos de rol Organiza algunos juegos de roles. Asigna a uno de los niños para que sea la persona que ofrece las drogas, o hazlo tu mismo. Crucigramas Hazlos jugar crucigramas como los que están disponibles en el sitio web de PBS Kids (ver Recursos). Juegos en línea Si los niños tienen acceso a una computadora, déjalos jugar juegos en línea que los eduquen sobre los efectos de la droga. por ejemplo, NIDA para Adolescentes tiene un juego de prueba llamado el Reto del Dr. Juego del globo inflado/desinflado

Ecstasy - Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts What is ecstasy? Effects of ecstasy Withdrawal Further information What is ecstasy? Please note that drugs sold as ecstasy may not contain any methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA); they can be a mix of amphetamine, paramethoxyamphetamine (PMA), ketamine, NBOMe, methylone or other substances. Ecstasy is a stimulant drug, which means it speeds up the messages travelling between the brain and body. Ecstasy contains the drug MDMA. Other names Eckies, E, XTC, pills, pingers, bikkies, flippers, molly1. How is ecstasy used? Ecstasy comes in a tablet form and is usually swallowed. Effects of ecstasy There is no safe level of drug use. Ecstasy affects everyone differently, based on: Size, weight and healthWhether the person is used to taking itWhether other drugs are taken around the same timeThe amount takenThe strength of the drug (varies from batch to batch) The effects of ecstasy are usually felt about 20 minutes to an hour after it’s taken and last for around 6 hours1. Coming down Long term effects 1. 2.

Home | drug info @ your library 2008 Youth is a stage of life characterised by rapid psychological and physical transition, where young people progress from being dependent children to independent adults. Young people may be inclined to experiment and take risks that could impact on their own health and wellbeing and have consequences for others. This article examines behaviours such as risky drinking, illicit drug use and dangerous driving by people aged 15-24 years. Youth is a period characterised by rapid psychological and physical transition, where young people progress from being dependent children to independent adults. In this stage of life, people may be vulnerable to the influences of peer pressure and popular culture, and may be inclined to experiment, push boundaries and take risks that could impact on their immediate and longer term health and wellbeing. In 2007, there were 2.9 million people aged 15-24 years, making up 14% of the total population. RISKY/HIGH RISK DRINKING(a) AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK - 2007

Mentoring Reduces Risk Taking Behaviour in Teens – Yes! Youth Empowerment, Parenting And Mentoring for Schools, Parents, Teachers If someone were to ask you to recall an outrageous or just plain dangerous thing that you did as a teenager, I can almost guarantee that you could remember at least one event that makes you cringe. Quite often, we look back on our youth and ask ourselves ‘why did I do THAT?’ or wonder how it is possible that we are even alive to tell the tale. Risky Behaviours in Teens The teenage years and early 20’s remain the time in a person’s life when they take the most risks. Teens are also more likely to be the victims of violence and the majority of teen assault victims report that the perpetrator had been drinking alcohol or using illicit drugs. They are more likely than other groups to smoke cigarettes, binge drink, have casual sexual partners and become involved in criminal activity. Neuroscience Brings Better Understanding We can all attest to having been to some drunken parties, to defying our parent’s curfew or trying a cigarette. Mentoring Reduces Risk Taking Behaviour Sources:

Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Anabolic Steroids, Steroid Use in Sports - The National Center For Drug Free Sport, Inc. - What is a Performance-Enhancing Drug? A performance-enhancing drug is any substance taken by athletes to improve performance. This term is referenced often and typically refers to anabolic steroid use in sports by professional and amateur athletes. Other substances may also be taken to improve performance, including human growth hormone (hGH), stimulants and diuretics. A membership to the Resource Exchange Center (REC) grants you access to a comprehensive database of information on the use of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs in sports, and how they relate to you. If you are an athlete, parent, coach, athletic trainer or sports program administrator looking for more information on dietary supplements, drugs of abuse, prescription and/or over-the-counter drugs, performance-enhancing drugs or sports nutrition, click here to learn about our Resource Exchange Center (REC).

Human Growth Hormone (hGH) performance enhancing substance explained What is Human Growth Hormone? Human Growth hormone (hGH) is also sometimes known as somatotrophic hormone or somatotrophin. It is produced by the pituitary gland and is essential for normal growth and development. hGH is anabolic, meaning it accelerates protein synthesis and also aids the metabolism (breaking down) of fat stores. Medical Uses of Human Growth Hormone The uses of hGH are limited in a medical setting: Dwarfism and replacement therapy in growth-deficient children Turner's syndrome (a chromosomal condition where the second X sex chromosome in females is either absent or deformed. Effects on Performance .Athletes involved in powerful, strength demanding sports and events (weight lifting, body building, American football etc) are most likely to use hGH due to its perceived anabolic effect: Increased muscle mass Decreased fat stores Accelerated muscle recovery Many small studies however, have shown no increases in muscle size or strength following injection with hGH. Test Yourself:

Youth health Youth Health is the range of approaches to preventing, detecting or treating young people’s health and well being (WHO, 2001). The term adolescent and young people are often used interchangeably, as are the terms Adolescent Health and Youth Health. Young people’s health is often complex and requires a comprehensive, biopsychosocial approach (NSW Dept of Health, 2010). Key Health Services for Young People[edit] Youth Health includes adolescent medicine as a speciality, along with other primary and tertiary care services. Key health services for young people: ^Youth Attitudes Web based supports such as Reach Out! Capacity building organisations support the Youth Health sector by providing access to information and resources, conducting research and providing training. Key Youth Health Problems[edit] Some young people engage in risky behaviours that affect their health and therefore the majority of health problems are psychosocial. Key Principles in Youth Health[edit] 1. Youth Participation[edit]

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