Essay on Health Alcohol

Submitted By jokeryyy
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1.5 billion Addicts use crystal meth.
People between the ages 15 and 26 to be at most risk for using, and become addicted to crystal meth.
Source:
http://aids.about.com/od/substanceabuse/a/crystal.htm

Crystal meth is classified as Schedule II. It is a concentrate and highly potent if meth with dangerous side effects.

Crystal Meth

Crystal meth is highly illegal. Abuse of crystal meth may lead to severe physical dependence.
Crystal meth is very dangerous. It is highly addictive, and can easily poison you or kill you.
I chose this because I heard about crystal meth being a highly dangerous drug. So I wanted to research on it to see if it is true.
Brain damage
Stroke or death
Coma
Distinct physical symptoms
Weight loss


Tooth decay
Cracked teeth
Hallucinations
Sores on body by scratching
Psychosis
Erratic


Violent



behaviour

Suppressed



appetite
Sleeping behaviours


Unpredictably mood


Tremors and convulsions


Blood pressure (high)


Irregular heart rate


Suicidal thoughts


Heart defects



Ecstasy is classified as schedule I. It is a synthetic drug with hallucinogenic properties. 2007-12 million individuals in the U.S alone who had used ecstasy once in their lifetime.
2009-ecstasy in the U.S had increased by 37% within one year.
Source:
http://www.ecstasy.ws/e-statistics.htm

Ecstasy is very dangerous. You can get dehydrated very easily and or die from it.
I chose this substance because I was wondering what it was. I knew something about each of the other substances but I did not know anything about this particular one.

Damage


cells
Produce serotonin

Mood

Appetite

Pain

Learning

Memory


Self-confidence


Energy


Peacefulness


Empathy


Acceptance


Teeth



clenching
Loss of inhibition


Nausea


Blurred vision


Chills


Sweating


Blood pressure (high)



Ecstasy is illegal in all countries in the world under a UN agreement.

Ecstasy

Steroids are not as dangerous compared to the other drugs but can really affect you and your body negatively.
I chose this because I knew that a lot of athletes use steroids, so I wanted to find out more about it.
Stunted growth


Puberty changes


Abnormal sexual development


Severe acne


Excessive body and facial hair


Deepened voice


Permanente fertility


Disruption of menstruation cycle


Muscle



mass
Strength


Ability to train longer


Oily skin


Excess hair grow


Risk of cancer


Soft tissue swelling


Aggressive behaviour


Extreme irritability


Facial hair


Delusions



Steroid possession in Canada is NOT illegal according to Sgt. Luc

Breton (Drug Awareness Co-ordinator of New Brunswick RCMP).

Steroids are classified as anabolic. It seems to pop up regular news.
5% of teen boys use steroids.
2.5% of teen girls use steroids.
Source:
http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/steroids.html


Steroids

Heart



damage
High blood pressure


Stroke


Liver disease


Cancers (digestive)


Reduced fertility


Risk of breast cancer


Sleeping difficulty

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