Facts about Marijuana
Although some consider experimenting with marijuana normal behaviour for adolescents, those adolescents who abstain are not maladjusted as others have reported. Within a few minutes after inhaling marijuana smoke, an individual’s heart beings beating more rapidly, the bronchial passages relax and become enlarged, and blood vessels in the eyes expand, making the eyes look red. The heart rate, normally 70-80 beats per minute, may increase by 20-50 beats per minute or, in some cases, even double. This effect can be greater if other drugs are taken with marijuana.
Facts about Mental Health
It is commonly assumed that attending therapy and practicing self care is not effective, the only effective method of recovery is medication, when truthfully, everyone responds differently to mental health treatment. One or more methods prove to be effective depending on the individual’s needs, including medication, therapy, or both, and not excluding the effort and support of family and friends during the process of healing and recovery.
Facts about Prescription Drugs
A new trend among young people in which they get together at a party and exchange prescription medications and get high on either one or multiple types of medications. Medications that appear at these types of parties are various types of stimulants, narcotics and depressants.
The addictive potential for some of these drugs is the same as that for heroin or methamphetamine, but because they are prescribed by doctors they are perceived as being safe.
Prescription narcotics, also known as narcotic analgesics or opioids are, of the most used and abused medicines today. It is estimated that almost 30 million people in the US have used prescription pain relievers non-medically in their lifetime and of those, 1.5 million people are dependent on or abuse them.
Facts about Inhalants
A common misconception about inhalant ‘sniffing’, ‘snorting’, ‘bagging’ or ‘huffing’ is that it is a childish fad to be equated with youthful experiments with cigarettes. Inhalant abuse is deadly serious and one of the most dangerous of ‘experimental behaviors’.
Facts about Sobering Up
Only time will remove alcohol from the system. It takes the body approximately one hour to eliminate the alcohol in one drink.