ILLEGAL drugs such as cocaine, meth, heroine, marijuana, ecstacy and all those other illegal drugs can be extremely dangerous for health….they can damage your brain, heart, lungs, and other crucial organs that keep you survive.
These are some examples of illegal drugs
Marijuana Buds and Seeds
What are the street names/slang terms for marijuana?
Aunt Mary, Boom, Chronic (Marijuana alone or with crack), Dope, Gangster, Ganja, Grass, Hash, Herb, Kif, Mary Jane, Pot, Reefer, Sinsemilla, Skunk, Weed.
What is Marijuana?
Marijuana, the most often used illegal drug in this country, is a product of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The main active chemical in marijuana, also present in other forms of cannabis, is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). Of the roughly 400 chemicals found in the cannabis plant, THC affects the brain the most.
What does it look like?
Marijuana is a green or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa)
Ecstasy affects your brain. Ecstasy is often used at all-night dance parties (“raves”), nightclubs, and concerts. Ecstasy can damage the neurons in your brain, impairing your senses, memory, judgment, and coordination.
Ecstasy affects your body. Ecstasy is a stimulant that increases your heart rate and blood pressure and can lead to heart or kidney failure.
Ecstasy is not always what it seems. Because ecstasy is illegal and often produced in makeshift laboratories, it is impossible to know exactly what chemicals were used to produce it and where it came from. How strong or dangerous any illegal drug is varies each time.
Ecstasy can kill you. Higher doses of ecstasy can cause severe breathing problems, coma, or even death.
now the Signs
How can you tell if a friend is using club drugs? Sometimes it’s tough to tell. But there are signs you can look for. If your friend has one or more of the following warning signs, he or she may be using Ecstasy:
- Problems remembering things they recently said or did
- Loss of coordination, dizziness, fainting
- Sleep problems
What can you do to help someone who is using “illegal drugs” ???
Be a real friend…. Save a life. Encourage your friend to stop or seek professional help.
The bottom line: If you know someone who uses illegal drugs, urge him or her to get professional help. If you’re using them——–STOP!!! The longer you ignore the real facts, the more chances you take with your life
Its never too late…. Talk to your parents, a doctor, or another adult you trust
Do it today!!!
I hope our country will have a policy on illegal drugs offenders based on common sense and a knowledge of history