Marijuana myths. Effects. Cannabis and addiction

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Marijuana myths. Effects. Cannabis and addiction"

Transcription

1 Marijuana myths Grade 9 suggested time: 40 minutes objectives Students will become more familiar with effects of using cannabis. Students will examine and discard myths they may have held about marijuana. alberta learning outcome links Grade 9 Health and Life Skills, Wellness Choices Personal Health: W-9.6 Analyze addictions Safety and Responsibility: W-9.10 Assess the quality and reliability of information suggested resources Handout Marijuana facts located on pages 4 and 5 of this resource. Crossword puzzle located on the last page of this resource. Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Web site at For more information and to find an addiction services office near you, please call the 24-hour Helpline at Cannabis (marijuana) is the most widely used illegal drug in Canada. It is a moodaltering drug that comes from the cannabis plant. The marijuana high comes from THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a chemical found within the plant. People use cannabis in three forms: as marijuana (the dried leaf of the plant), as hashish, and as hash oil (both from the plant resin). Hashish is usually stronger than marijuana, and hash oil is even stronger. Marijuana and hashish are usually smoked in cigarettes called joints or reefers ), in cigars ( blunts ), in pipes, or in water pipes ( bongs ). Hash oil is added to marijuana or tobacco cigarettes. Cannabis can also be cooked in foods, for example, brownies. Some of the most common myths associated with cannabis are: Cannabis is not harmful because it is natural. Cannabis does not impair thinking or co-ordination. Driving under the influence of marijuana is not impaired driving. Effects Using cannabis will probably make you feel more relaxed, free, and open. Colours will seem brighter, sounds and smells more distinct. Some users feel happy and start talking a lot; others get quiet and withdrawn. Minutes can seem like hours, and ordinary objects seem to have special meaning. If you smoke cannabis, you will probably feel the high quickly, and it may last two to four hours. If you eat cannabis, the high happens later, and you feel it for a longer time. Cannabis use makes you clumsier and slower to react. Driving and operating machinery while stoned is not safe; it is also illegal to operate a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. While under the influence, your ability to learn is diminished. You can forget things, and have trouble concentrating. Some users feel severe anxiety. High doses can cause panic attacks, fearful or suspicious feelings (paranoia), and temporary psychoses (losing touch with reality). After very high doses, you might hallucinate, but this is unusual. Smoking cannabis also damages the lungs and can lead to chronic coughing and lung infections. Cannabis smoke also contains cancer-producing chemicals. Some people who use cannabis for a long time have problems with short-term memory, concentration, and abstract thinking. Most of these problems disappear after a few weeks without drugs, but some last for years. Marijuana can be taken to decrease nausea caused by anti-cancer drugs and increase appetite in people with AIDS and other terminal illnesses. In Canada, it is generally illegal to use marijuana for medical treatment. A few people have been granted permission through Health Canada s Special Access Program. Cannabis and addiction People who use cannabis often may find that they need more and more to get the same effect. Heavy users can become mentally and physically dependent, or addicted to how it makes them feel. Some have difficulty stopping use of cannabis, even when it causes serious problems. Dependent users who quit may feel mild withdrawal symptoms like troubled sleep, irritability, anxiety, nausea, sweating, and loss of appetite. These symptoms usually last less than a week, but craving can last longer. AHS C

2 Teacher Information Series: Marijuana myths Debrief What are some of the things you ve heard about marijuana? Do you think any of them are marijuana myths? Activity Have students race to complete the crossword puzzle alone, or in groups. Crossword Puzzle Answers Across Down 1. cannabis 1. colours 5. leaf 2. AADAC 7. marijuana 3. ill 8. late 4. green 9. oil 5. lung 11. at 6. false 13. CHT (THC backwards) 7. memory 14. joint 10. low 15. mood 12. thre(atened) 17. weed 16. Do(ing) 18. myths While students are completing the crossword puzzle, write the debrief questions on the board. When students complete the puzzle, have them jot down their responses to the debrief questions in point form. They can do this alone or as a group activity. As a whole class, compare and discuss the responses to the debrief questions being sure to emphasize the facts and not the myths. Decide as a class on reliable sources for information about alcohol and other drugs (see the Suggested Resources at the beginning of this lesson). AHS

3 Crossword puzzle Across 1. Marijuana comes from the plant. 5. Marijuana comes from this part of the plant. 7. High doses of this drug can cause anxiety/fear. 8. Marijuana makes time slow down you could be. 9. Hash. 11. If you re reading you may lose where you re. 13. Chemical that causes the high, spelled backwards. 14. Marijuana cigarette. 15. Marijuana is a altering drug. 17. Street name or slang for marijuana. 18. There are many marijuana. Down 1. These may appear brighter when using. 2. Place to go for help with drug abuse. 3. Marijuana can make you. 4. Colour of cannabis plant. 5. You can damage this by smoking cannabis. 6. Marijuana does not affect coordination. True or False? 7. After you ve used, you can t find your locker. The drug has affected your. 10. Opposite of high. 12. Some people feel scared or atened when they use marijuana. 16. ing drugs can lead to dependence. AHS

4 Marijuana facts Cannabis (marijuana) has over 200 street names, including weed, boom, and herb. It is the most often used illicit drug in Canada. Marijuana is a mood-altering drug. It changes how the brain works. The high from cannabis comes from the chemical THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). People use it in three forms: marijuana, hashish, and hash oil. Marijuana is usually smoked in cigarettes called joints or reefers. Hashish and hash oil are stronger forms of cannabis than marijuana. Regular users of marijuana can damage their lungs and start to lose energy. They can also become addicted to the drug and may not be able to stop using on their own. Marijuana can distort your sense of sight, sound, time, and touch affect your performance at school, sports, and other activities Marijuana has a different effect on each person. Effects depend on past use how strong the marijuana is what you expect to happen what s happening around you at the time how the marijuana is taken whether you are drinking alcohol or taking other drugs Some people feel nothing at all when they use marijuana. Others feel relaxed or high. Colours can sometimes seem brighter, sounds and smells more distinct. Some users feel happy and start talking a lot; others get quiet and withdrawn. Sometimes marijuana can make you feel thirsty and very hungry an effect known as the munchies. While you are high you can forget things and may have trouble concentrating are more likely to make mistakes that could embarrass or hurt you lose some of your ability to learn AHS

5 Marijuana facts On the road Even smoking a small amount of marijuana can slow your reactions enough to make driving dangerous. Timing, co-ordination, alertness, and performance are all affected by using marijuana. While high on marijuana, you may have delayed reaction to sights and sounds that drivers need to notice. Driving while stoned on marijuana is impaired driving. (It s illegal!) Some not-so-good side effects Some people suffer from sudden feelings of anxiety, and feel scared and threatened. They may imagine things. These effects will probably disappear within a few hours. If you are caught with marijuana, you could be charged with possession of cannabis and you could go to jail. If you decide to quit using marijuana, you may have some withdrawal symptoms: sweating, shaking, loss of appetite, upset stomach, or trouble sleeping. AHS

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised Contents... What is marijuana? 2 How is marijuana used? 4 How long does marijuana stay in the user s body? 5 How many teens smoke

More information

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised Contents... What is marijuana? 2 How is marijuana used? 4 How long does marijuana stay in the user s body? 5 How many teens smoke

More information

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised Contents... What is marijuana? Are there different kinds? 2 How is marijuana used? 4 How long does marijuana stay in the user s body?

More information

fast facts on cannabis

fast facts on cannabis fast facts on cannabis 1 what is cannabis? Cannabis is an illegal drug derived from the plant cannabis sativa. The main active ingredient in cannabis is called delta-9 tetrahydo-cannabinol, commonly known

More information

This pamphlet provides factual information about the possible effects of cannabis on your health.

This pamphlet provides factual information about the possible effects of cannabis on your health. This pamphlet provides factual information about the possible effects of cannabis on your health. Any drug can cause harm, and cannabis is no exception.. The same goes for legal drugs such as alcohol and

More information

10 questions to consider. before you smoke your next joint.

10 questions to consider. before you smoke your next joint. 10 questions to consider before you smoke your next joint. 1 2 You ve probably heard conflicting opinions about marijuana and its risks. The statistics and health information included here are not opinions.

More information

Tobacco/Marijuana. Tobacco. Short-term effects of smoking

Tobacco/Marijuana. Tobacco. Short-term effects of smoking Tobacco/Marijuana Tobacco Nicotine, one of the more than 4,000 chemicals found in the smoke from tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, and pipes, is the primary component in tobacco that acts on

More information

Binge Drinking. Lesson 2

Binge Drinking. Lesson 2 Be Your Own HERO Lesson 2 Binge Drinking CLASS TIME: 80 MINUTES CALM OUTCOMES P2 Evaluate choices and combinations of choices that can create barriers to achieving and maintaining health, and identify

More information

w h a t s t h e deal? cannabis facts for young people

w h a t s t h e deal? cannabis facts for young people w h a t s t h e deal? cannabis facts for young people This booklet summarises what we know about the effects of cannabis on your health and well-being. We have done our best to present the facts without

More information

National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health. Marijuana. Facts

National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health. Marijuana. Facts National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health Marijuana for Teens1 Facts Contents Letter to Teens Letter to teens Did you know that teen marijuana use has dropped dramatically since the

More information

DrugFacts: Marijuana. What is marijuana. How do people use marijuana? Print. Revised September 2015

DrugFacts: Marijuana. What is marijuana. How do people use marijuana? Print. Revised September 2015 Home» Publications» DrugFacts» Marijuana DrugFacts: Marijuana Print Revised September 2015 What is marijuana Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis

More information

Cocaine. Like heroin, cocaine is a drug that is illegal in some areas of the world. Cocaine is a commonly abused drug.

Cocaine. Like heroin, cocaine is a drug that is illegal in some areas of the world. Cocaine is a commonly abused drug. Cocaine Introduction Cocaine is a powerful drug that stimulates the brain. People who use it can form a strong addiction. Addiction is when a drug user can t stop taking a drug, even when he or she wants

More information

Q: What is marijuana? Aren't there different kinds?

Q: What is marijuana? Aren't there different kinds? Marijuana: Facts for Teens Q: What is marijuana? Aren't there different kinds? A: Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant. You

More information

hash, bhang, blow, blunts, dope...

hash, bhang, blow, blunts, dope... cannabis stories hash, bhang, blow, blunts, dope... Some people seem to think they know a lot about cannabis. Sure, it can get you high, but what people often forget is that, just like other drugs, there

More information

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised Letter to Teens Did you know that marijuana use among U.S. teens has dropped dramatically since the late 1990s? So if you were thinking

More information

WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT MARIJUANA

WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT MARIJUANA WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT MARIJUANA Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S. The use of marijuana can produce adverse physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral effects. What is marijuana?

More information

Drug Abuse and Addiction

Drug Abuse and Addiction Drug Abuse and Addiction Introduction A drug is a chemical substance that can change how your body and mind work. People may abuse drugs to get high or change how they feel. Addiction is when a drug user

More information

Cannabis. let facts guide your decisions

Cannabis. let facts guide your decisions Cannabis let facts guide your decisions In this document we will describe what cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids are, their intoxication effects, how they affect us in the short and long term as well

More information

What Are the Short-Term Effects of Marijuana Use?

What Are the Short-Term Effects of Marijuana Use? What Is It? Marijuana is a mixture of the dried and shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the cannabis sativa plant. The mixture can be green, brown, or gray. A bunch of leaves seem harmless, right?

More information

Its Not Just Weed Anymore

Its Not Just Weed Anymore Its Not Just Weed Anymore What is Marijuana Most popular illicit psychoactive drug Magnifies existing personality traits Effects depend on the mind-set of the user Effects of Marijuana Relaxation Sedation

More information

Marijuana: Frequently Asked Questions

Marijuana: Frequently Asked Questions Marijuana: Frequently Asked Questions What is marijuana/cannabis? It is the leaves, flowers and other parts of the cannabis plant that have been prepared for smoking or other consumption by drying and

More information

Marijuana use among Teens

Marijuana use among Teens http://www.teendrugabuse.us/marijuana.html Marijuana use among Teens Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug used by teens today. Approximately 60 percent of the kids who use drugs use only marijuana.

More information

SUBSTANCE ABUSE. Key Concepts. Types of Drugs

SUBSTANCE ABUSE. Key Concepts. Types of Drugs SUBSTANCE ABUSE You have to choose who you want to be in life. This happens by making lots of decisions every day. Using substances is a choice. This is a big choice, because substances have a very real

More information

It makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure goes up. Smoking marijuana reduces the amount of oxygen in your body. This means every part

It makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure goes up. Smoking marijuana reduces the amount of oxygen in your body. This means every part It makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure goes up. Smoking marijuana reduces the amount of oxygen in your body. This means every part of your body has to work harder just to do its job. Smoking

More information

Clear The Air. Geena Fontanarosa and Ty Sells

Clear The Air. Geena Fontanarosa and Ty Sells Clear The Air Geena Fontanarosa and Ty Sells Youth To Youth International Goals Learn a practical way to teach high school students accurate and relevant information about marijuana. Learn a strategy to

More information

ALCOHOL CANNABIS AMPHETAMINES ECSTASY

ALCOHOL CANNABIS AMPHETAMINES ECSTASY Where can I get further information or help? In case of emergency involving the use of any drug, ring 000 for an ambulance, or call a hospital or doctor. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Alcohol and Drug Information

More information

Psychotic Disorders. 1995-2013, The Patient Education Institute, Inc. www.x-plain.com mhff0101 Last reviewed: 01/10/2013 1

Psychotic Disorders. 1995-2013, The Patient Education Institute, Inc. www.x-plain.com mhff0101 Last reviewed: 01/10/2013 1 Psychotic Disorders Introduction Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking and perceptions. These disorders cause people to lose touch with reality. As a result, people

More information

Marijuana A User s Guide To Stopping

Marijuana A User s Guide To Stopping Marijuana A User s Guide To Stopping What is Cannabis? Cannabis is a general name given to a variety of preparations made from the plant cannabis sativa. Cannabis has three common forms for consumption:

More information

CHARLES & SUE S SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY; SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES:

CHARLES & SUE S SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY; SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES: CHARLES & SUE S SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY; SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES: At Charles & Sue s School of Hair Design, the illicit use of drugs and/or alcohol by staff

More information

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Training revised: October 2015

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Training revised: October 2015 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Training revised: October 2015 FMCSA is considering going to a seven panel and possibly ten panel. Hair testing may also be acceptable. What is a Drug? A substance which

More information

Medications to help you quit smoking

Medications to help you quit smoking Medications to help you quit smoking How can medication help me quit smoking? Using medications can increase your chances of quitting smoking 2 to 3 times more than quitting without using medications.

More information

Parents Need to Know. Revised. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Parents Need to Know. Revised. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know Revised National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health The human brain does not fully mature until the early twenties. Among the last areas to develop

More information

Alcohol and drug abuse

Alcohol and drug abuse Alcohol and drug abuse This chapter explores how alcohol abuse affects our families, relationships, and communities, as well as the health risks associated with drug and alcohol abuse. 1. Alcohol abuse

More information

cannabis TOO MUCH TOO OFTEN?

cannabis TOO MUCH TOO OFTEN? cannabis TOO MUCH TOO OFTEN? Okay, so cannabis gets you high. It helps you to relax and unwind and can make you feel good... ...but are you in control of your cannabis use? Or is it controlling you? You

More information

ADDICTIONS. BEHAVIOURAL Internet Shopping Work Sex Gambling Food. SUBSTANCE - RELATED Alcohol Drugs Medicine Tobacco

ADDICTIONS. BEHAVIOURAL Internet Shopping Work Sex Gambling Food. SUBSTANCE - RELATED Alcohol Drugs Medicine Tobacco ADDICTIONS BEHAVIOURAL Internet Shopping Work Sex Gambling Food SUBSTANCE - RELATED Alcohol Drugs Medicine Tobacco Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease affecting the brains's reward, motivation and

More information

Tips for Parents. Be a good listener. Give clear no-use messages about drugs and alcohol. Help your child deal with peer pressure to use drugs.

Tips for Parents. Be a good listener. Give clear no-use messages about drugs and alcohol. Help your child deal with peer pressure to use drugs. Revised The human brain does not fully mature until the early twenties. Among the last areas to develop are those that govern impulse control and planning. So what might that mean for teens? On one hand,

More information

DRUG USE. 1300 136 588 ndss.com.au AND TYPE 1 DIABETES

DRUG USE. 1300 136 588 ndss.com.au AND TYPE 1 DIABETES DRUG USE AND TYPE 1 DIABETES 1300 136 588 ndss.com.au The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia. Contents Topic Page

More information

Alcohol Withdrawal. A Guide for Patients and Families

Alcohol Withdrawal. A Guide for Patients and Families Alcohol Withdrawal A Guide for Patients and Families Table of Contents Page 1...Do I need to stop drinking? Page 2...How do I know if I am addicted? Page 3...What are alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Page

More information

Sometimes people live in homes where a parent or other family member drinks too

Sometimes people live in homes where a parent or other family member drinks too Alcohol and Drugs What If I'm Concerned About Someone Else's Drinking? Sometimes people live in homes where a parent or other family member drinks too much. This may make you angry, scared, and depressed.

More information

And, despite the numbers, for many people, the Facts About Drugs are not clear.

And, despite the numbers, for many people, the Facts About Drugs are not clear. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 20 million Americans aged 12 or older used an illegal drug in the past 30 days. This estimate represents 8% percent of the

More information

Like cocaine, heroin is a drug that is illegal in some areas of the world. Heroin is highly addictive.

Like cocaine, heroin is a drug that is illegal in some areas of the world. Heroin is highly addictive. Heroin Introduction Heroin is a powerful drug that affects the brain. People who use it can form a strong addiction. Addiction is when a drug user can t stop taking a drug, even when he or she wants to.

More information

Methamphetamine. Like heroin, meth is a drug that is illegal in some areas of the world. Meth is a highly addictive drug.

Methamphetamine. Like heroin, meth is a drug that is illegal in some areas of the world. Meth is a highly addictive drug. Methamphetamine Introduction Methamphetamine is a very addictive stimulant drug. People who use it can form a strong addiction. Addiction is when a drug user can t stop taking a drug, even when he or she

More information

ARE YOU PREPARED TO HELP YOUR TEEN MAKE GOOD DECISIONS? STATS, FACTS & TALKING POINTS ABOUT ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS PARENT ACTION PACK

ARE YOU PREPARED TO HELP YOUR TEEN MAKE GOOD DECISIONS? STATS, FACTS & TALKING POINTS ABOUT ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS PARENT ACTION PACK ARE YOU PREPARED TO HELP YOUR TEEN MAKE GOOD DECISIONS? STATS, FACTS & TALKING POINTS ABOUT ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS PARENT ACTION PACK YOU ARE YOUR TEEN S MOST IMPORTANT INFLUENCE! You may feel like your

More information

Grade. Lesson 12. Substance Abuse Prevention: Tobacco and Marijuana

Grade. Lesson 12. Substance Abuse Prevention: Tobacco and Marijuana Substance Abuse Prevention: Tobacco and Marijuana Handout 12A: Facts About Tobacco Tobacco and Addiction Tobacco is as addictive as heroin or cocaine. 30 You can start feeling addicted after smoking only

More information

34 th Judicial District Substance Abuse Study Guide

34 th Judicial District Substance Abuse Study Guide 34 th Judicial District Substance Abuse Study Guide What is Drug Addiction? 2 It is characterized by intense and, at times, uncontrollable drug craving, along with compulsive drug seeking and use that

More information

w h a t s t h e deal? cannabis facts for parents

w h a t s t h e deal? cannabis facts for parents w h a t s t h e deal? cannabis facts for parents This booklet summarises what we know about the effects of cannabis on health and well-being. We have done our best to present the facts without any bias.

More information

7.ATOD.1 Understand the health risks associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

7.ATOD.1 Understand the health risks associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Essential Standard 7.ATOD.1 Understand the health risks associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Clarifying Objective 7.ATOD.1.4 Explain how drug dependence and addiction create barriers to

More information

About drugs. Psychoactive drugs. Drugs are substances that change a person s physical or mental state.

About drugs. Psychoactive drugs. Drugs are substances that change a person s physical or mental state. 1 About drugs Drugs are substances that change a person s physical or mental state. The vast majority of drugs are used to treat medical conditions, both physical and mental. Some, however, are used outside

More information

Mental Health Awareness. Haley Berry and Nic Roberts Nottinghamshire Mind Network

Mental Health Awareness. Haley Berry and Nic Roberts Nottinghamshire Mind Network Mental Health Awareness 2015 Haley Berry and Nic Roberts Nottinghamshire Mind Network The aim of this training:! to provide you with a basic understanding of mental health and mental illness. What do you

More information

MARIJUANA : A DRUG, MEDICINE, OR A DRUG AS MEDICINE? Robert Roose, MD, MPH, FASAM Sisters of Providence Health System Jan 15, 2016

MARIJUANA : A DRUG, MEDICINE, OR A DRUG AS MEDICINE? Robert Roose, MD, MPH, FASAM Sisters of Providence Health System Jan 15, 2016 MARIJUANA : A DRUG, MEDICINE, OR A DRUG AS MEDICINE? Robert Roose, MD, MPH, FASAM Sisters of Providence Health System Jan 15, 2016 EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES Describe the mechanism of action and effects of

More information

OTC Abuse. Dr. Eman Said Abd-Elkhalek Lecturer of Pharmacology & Toxicology Faculty of Pharmacy Mansoura University

OTC Abuse. Dr. Eman Said Abd-Elkhalek Lecturer of Pharmacology & Toxicology Faculty of Pharmacy Mansoura University OTC Abuse Dr. Eman Said Abd-Elkhalek Lecturer of Pharmacology & Toxicology Faculty of Pharmacy Mansoura University Opiates Abuse Opioids are a group of natural, partially synthetic, or synthetic drugs

More information

Alcohol Use. Alcohol Use

Alcohol Use. Alcohol Use Lesson 5.2 By Carone Fitness Alcohol is a drug found in many different types of beverages, including beer, wine, and liquor. At first the drinker may experience a buzz, but then the true nature of the

More information

ALTERED STATES: MARIJUANA, THE BRAIN & LEGALIZATION. May 15, 2014 12:30 1:30 p.m. Presented by: Karen Wolownik-Albert and Dr.

ALTERED STATES: MARIJUANA, THE BRAIN & LEGALIZATION. May 15, 2014 12:30 1:30 p.m. Presented by: Karen Wolownik-Albert and Dr. ALTERED STATES: MARIJUANA, THE BRAIN & LEGALIZATION May 15, 2014 12:30 1:30 p.m. Presented by: Karen Wolownik-Albert and Dr. John Larson Overview Marijuana Today Consumption Facts Marijuana and the Brain

More information

General Information. Age: Date of Birth: Gender (circle one) Male Female. Address: City: State: Zip Code: Telephone Numbers: (day) (evening)

General Information. Age: Date of Birth: Gender (circle one) Male Female. Address: City: State: Zip Code: Telephone Numbers: (day) (evening) Kelly Bernstein, MS, LCDC, LPC Medical Center Psychological Services 7272 Wurzbach Road, Suite 1504 San Antonio, Texas 78240 Office: (210) 522-1187 Fax: (210) 647-7805 Functional Assessment Tool The purpose

More information

Medication Guide KLONOPIN (KLON-oh-pin) (clonazepam) Tablets

Medication Guide KLONOPIN (KLON-oh-pin) (clonazepam) Tablets Medication Guide KLONOPIN (KLON-oh-pin) (clonazepam) Tablets Read this Medication Guide before you start taking KLONOPIN and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does

More information

Facts About Alcohol. Addiction Prevention & Treatment Services

Facts About Alcohol. Addiction Prevention & Treatment Services Facts About Alcohol Addiction Prevention & Treatment Services Table of Contents Facts about alcohol: What is harmful involvement with alcohol?... 2 What is alcohol dependence?... 3 What Is BAC?... 4 What

More information

Truth & Consequences Marijuana & Our Youth

Truth & Consequences Marijuana & Our Youth Truth & Consequences Marijuana & Our Youth What is Marijuana? Dr. Ali Jaffer Dept. of Pain Medicine Beaumont Hospital What is Marijuana? Also called pot, grass, reefer, weed, herb, or MJ Greenish-gray

More information

Are You Addicted to Drugs? Do you abuse drugs or alcohol regularly? Do you often use the drug when others are not around?

Are You Addicted to Drugs? Do you abuse drugs or alcohol regularly? Do you often use the drug when others are not around? Are You Addicted to Drugs? If you are concerned about your drug or alcohol use, then you might want to determine if you are addicted to the substance. Being addicted to drugs is a serious condition that

More information

Medical Cannabis and Addictions. October 2015 Charlie Reznikoff

Medical Cannabis and Addictions. October 2015 Charlie Reznikoff Medical Cannabis and Addictions October 2015 Charlie Reznikoff Medical Cannabis Topics Is marijuana addictive? Is medical cannabis addictive? Will medical cannabis lead to increased adolescent use of recreational

More information

A PSE class has begun a unit on substance abuse and they are beginning to address the following outcomes and experiences:

A PSE class has begun a unit on substance abuse and they are beginning to address the following outcomes and experiences: Reading Across Learning Health and Wellbeing Scenario: A PSE class has begun a unit on substance abuse and they are beginning to address the following outcomes and experiences: I understand the positive

More information

The University of Toledo - Main Campus Policy

The University of Toledo - Main Campus Policy The University of Toledo - Main Campus Policy IV-12 3360-30-12 Alcohol and Substance Abuse. (A) Alcohol and drug abuse policy statement The University of Toledo is committed to promoting and maintaining

More information

Employee Drug-Free Workplace Education

Employee Drug-Free Workplace Education Employee Drug-Free Workplace Education South Carolina State University Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Provided by the Office of Professional Development & Training SC State University Employee Education

More information

Taking Care: Child and Youth Mental Health ANXIETY WHAT IS IT?

Taking Care: Child and Youth Mental Health ANXIETY WHAT IS IT? Taking Care: Child and Youth Mental Health ANXIETY WHAT IS IT? Open Learning Agency 2004 WHAT IS IT? Anxiety is a normal human feeling characterized by worry, nervousness and fear. Not only does anxiety

More information

Self Assessment: Substance Abuse

Self Assessment: Substance Abuse Self Assessment: Substance Abuse Please respond TRUE (T) or FALSE (F) to the following items as they apply to you. Part 1 I use or have used alcohol or drugs for recreational purposes. I use alcohol despite

More information

Medical marijuana for pain and anxiety: A primer for methadone physicians. Meldon Kahan MD CPSO Methadone Prescribers Conference November 6, 2015

Medical marijuana for pain and anxiety: A primer for methadone physicians. Meldon Kahan MD CPSO Methadone Prescribers Conference November 6, 2015 Medical marijuana for pain and anxiety: A primer for methadone physicians Meldon Kahan MD CPSO Methadone Prescribers Conference November 6, 2015 Conflict of interest statement No conflict of interest to

More information

Helping Someone who has Problems with Alcohol

Helping Someone who has Problems with Alcohol Helping Someone who has Problems with Alcohol Alcohol is one of the most commonly used drugs in our society. It is legal and a depressant, impacting on the brain to affect mood, emotion, co-ordination,

More information

DRUG AWARENESS & PREVENTION EDUCATION

DRUG AWARENESS & PREVENTION EDUCATION EARLY ELEMENTARY Yr. 6 DRUG AWARENESS & PREVENTION EDUCATION Teaching people of all ages to respect and take better care of themselves in order to live longer, healthier lives. NOTES TO THE TEACHER This

More information

Young people and drugs

Young people and drugs Young people and drugs Many parents worry about whether their son or daughter is taking illegal drugs, how they can tell, and what to do about it. While there s a lot of concern about illegal drugs in

More information

MEDICATION GUIDE. Tranxene* (TRAN-zeen) T-TAB (clorazepate dipotassium) tablets

MEDICATION GUIDE. Tranxene* (TRAN-zeen) T-TAB (clorazepate dipotassium) tablets MEDICATION GUIDE Tranxene* (TRAN-zeen) T-TAB (clorazepate dipotassium) tablets Read this Medication Guide before you start taking TRANXENE and each time you get a refill. There may be new information.

More information

Drug Free Campus Plan

Drug Free Campus Plan Baptist University of the Américas, San Antonio, Texas, is committed to maintaining a drug free environment, free of the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Baptist University of the Américas is

More information

Directions for your Mental Health

Directions for your Mental Health Directions for your Mental Health A Guide to Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs and Your Mental Health December 2014 Page 1 Directions for your mental health Directions is an organisation based on the principles

More information

DANGERS OF. f HEROIN. ALERT s alert

DANGERS OF. f HEROIN. ALERT s alert AKA > Smack, H, hammer, skag, horse, dope, rocks... WHAT IS HEROIN? Heroin comes from the opium poppy. 1 Heroin is sold as white granules, pieces of rock or powder with a bitter taste and no smell. It

More information

Helping Families Deal with Stress Related to Disasters

Helping Families Deal with Stress Related to Disasters Helping Families Deal with Stress Related to Disasters Diana DelCampo, Ph.D., Child Development and Family Life Specialist ddelcamp@nmsu.edu A disaster is an event that: Involves the destruction of property,

More information

Clinical Trials Network

Clinical Trials Network National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network STOP SMOKING STUDY Should I Join? NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Introduction Many people who abuse drugs

More information

Schizophrenia National Institute of Mental Health

Schizophrenia National Institute of Mental Health Schizophrenia National Institute of Mental Health U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Schizophrenia Do you know someone who seems like he or she has lost touch with

More information

Stress can become a problem when you are not sure how to handle it. Worry sets in, and you feel stressed.

Stress can become a problem when you are not sure how to handle it. Worry sets in, and you feel stressed. Stress Reduction Patient Education Improving Health Through Education What is Stress? Stress is a normal emotional and physical reaction to the demands of life. Stress comes from both the good and bad

More information

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program D. A. Dorsey Educational Center is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all our faculty, staff, and students. Our institution recognizes

More information

Ch 7 Altered States of Consciousness

Ch 7 Altered States of Consciousness Ch 7 Altered States of Consciousness Consciousness a state of awareness Altered State of Consciousness involves a change in mental processes in which one is not completely aware Sleep is a state of altered

More information

Presentation Overview Look at the OSDUS and identify trends. Identify how Developmental Assets relate to substance use. Teenage brain development and substance use effects. What signs of use you may see

More information

when i m at work: drugs and alcohol

when i m at work: drugs and alcohol disability BUSINESS and advocacy services when i m at work: drugs and alcohol a fact sheet for supported employees This fact sheet is to help you understand the dangers of mixing drugs and alcohol with

More information

Electroconvulsive Therapy - ECT

Electroconvulsive Therapy - ECT Electroconvulsive Therapy - ECT Introduction Electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, is a safe and effective treatment that may reduce symptoms related to depression or mental illness. During ECT, certain parts

More information

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL. Intent

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL. Intent DRUGS AND ALCOHOL Intent With the health, safety and welfare of our students of paramount importance, Health and Drug Education Programs have been designed to assist students make responsible and informed

More information

Now that marijuana is legal in Washington... A parent s guide to preventing underage marijuana use

Now that marijuana is legal in Washington... A parent s guide to preventing underage marijuana use Now that marijuana is legal in Washington... A parent s guide to preventing underage marijuana use How does Marijuana Use Effect Adolescent Health? Three reasons why YOU should care: 1. Marijuana is addictive.

More information

Antidepressant Medicines

Antidepressant Medicines Antidepressant Medicines UHN Information for patients and families Read this booklet to learn: what antidepressant medicines are how they work possible side effects important points to remember The name

More information

Alcohol Liaison Service. Alcohol Withdrawal. Information

Alcohol Liaison Service. Alcohol Withdrawal. Information Alcohol Liaison Service Alcohol Withdrawal Information Alcohol withdrawal If you are dependent on alcohol and suddenly stop drinking, there are a series of symptoms that you may experience. These include:

More information

The Impact of Alcohol

The Impact of Alcohol Alcohol and Tobacco Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol are behaviors that often begin in adolescence. Although tobacco companies are prohibited from advertising, promoting, or marketing their products

More information

Benzodiazepines. And Sleeping Pills. Psychological Medicine

Benzodiazepines. And Sleeping Pills. Psychological Medicine Benzodiazepines And Sleeping Pills Psychological Medicine Introduction Benzodiazepines are a type of medication prescribed by doctors for its therapeutic actions in various conditions such as stress and

More information

What Are the Symptoms of Depression?

What Are the Symptoms of Depression? Lately, Lindsay hasn t felt like herself. Her friends have noticed it, too. Kia was surprised when Lindsay turned down her invitation to go shopping last Saturday (she always loves to shop). There was

More information

MEDICATION GUIDE SUBOXONE (Sub OX own) (buprenorphine and naloxone) Sublingual Tablets (CIII)

MEDICATION GUIDE SUBOXONE (Sub OX own) (buprenorphine and naloxone) Sublingual Tablets (CIII) MEDICATION GUIDE SUBOXONE (Sub OX own) (buprenorphine and naloxone) Sublingual Tablets (CIII) IMPORTANT: Keep SUBOXONE in a secure place away from children. Accidental use by a child is a medical emergency

More information

Additional details >>> HERE <<<

Additional details >>> HERE <<< Additional details >>> HERE http://urlzz.org/yotristo/pdx/comw1163/

More information

Share the important information in this Medication Guide with members of your household.

Share the important information in this Medication Guide with members of your household. MEDICATION GUIDE BUPRENORPHINE (BUE-pre-NOR-feen) Sublingual Tablets, CIII IMPORTANT: Keep buprenorphine sublingual tablets in a secure place away from children. Accidental use by a child is a medical

More information

Parenting. Coping with A Parent s Problem Drug or Alcohol Use. For children. aged 6 to 12

Parenting. Coping with A Parent s Problem Drug or Alcohol Use. For children. aged 6 to 12 Parenting Positively Coping with A Parent s Problem Drug or Alcohol Use For children aged 6 to 12 The information in this booklet is meant to help children who are living with harmful parental drug or

More information

Crystal meth and major life areas

Crystal meth and major life areas Senior High Crystal meth Class time: 60 minutes CALM OUTCOMES P1 P2 P4 P6 P9 P14 Analyze the dimensions of health and their interrelatedness, the impact of the determinants of health, and the dynamic nature

More information

DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE POLICY

DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE POLICY DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE POLICY It is the policy of the College of Biblical Studies that the unlawful use, manufacture, sale, attempted sale, distribution, transfer, purchase, attempted purchase, cultivation,

More information

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Nicotine Replacement Therapy Nicotine Replacement Therapy Information for the Patient Nicotine Patch (Habitrol, Nicoderm ), Nicotine Gum (Nicorette, Nicorette Plus, Thrive ), Nicotine Inhaler (Nicorette ), Nicotine Lozenge (Nicorette,

More information

Opioid Analgesic Medication Information

Opioid Analgesic Medication Information Opioid Analgesic Medication Information This handout provides information about treating pain with opioid analgesics or narcotics. Please read this entire handout. We want to be sure that you understand

More information

Cannabis Common Messages

Cannabis Common Messages Cannabis Common Messages April 2012 Halton Cannabis Awareness Strategy Group Developed by Halton Cannabis Awareness Strategy Group: Jim Black Angus Coll-Smith Cheryl Deszpoth Kim Gibson-Chalmers Deanna

More information