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Escola Secundária D. Dinis

- English

Work made by:
- Bianca Sofia
11º A1
2012/2013

I’m talking about this theme because, nowadays,
are increasingly the youngsters that experience
drugs.
Some think that, with the use of it, they become
more “cool” or, sometimes, they begin to consume to
integrate in a group and to be accepted.
All the types of drug have two sides: the good andthe bad. In this work, i’ll talk about both.



Drug, is any natural or synthetic substance
that, when being introduced in the organism,
can modify one or several of it’s functions.



There are many ways of using:
 Smoked;
 Inhaled;
 Injected.

There are plenty of different drugs around the world,
but the best known can be divided in two types:


Legal: Tobacco,Alcohol, Prescripted medicine;



Illegal: Cocaine, Ecstasy, Heroin, Cannabis, Non
Prescripted Medicine, Opium, Hallucinogenic
mushrooms.

There are some solvents that are, also, used as drugs,
such as glue and gasoline.



Cocaine’s plant is original from South America.



Cocaine can be used by multiple forms:
 Smoking;
 Inhaling;
 Injecting.



The bad side:

The good side:

Increased energy;
 Stimulant;
Decreased appetite;
 Anesthetic.
Mental alertness;
Increased heart rate and
blood pressure;
 Constricted blood
vessels;
 Increased temperature;
 Dilated pupils.







Ecstasy is a psychoactive synthetic drug with
amphetamine-like and hallucinogenic properties.



Is generally a mixture of things like speed, aspirin,caffeine, ketamina or drugs of the acid type-LSD.



It’s commonly used in pill form, but it also can be
inhaled.



Normally it is taken at “raves”, clubs and other
parties.



The bad side:

Nausea;
Blurred vision and seizures;
Chills and/or sweating;
Increased heart rate and blood
pressure;
 dehydration and hyperthermia
or dramatic increases in body
temperature;
muscle breakdown and kidney,
liver and cardiovascular failure;
 Sleep problems, anxiety and
depression.













The good side:

It’s stimulant ;
enhanced sense of selfconfidence and energy;
peacefulness, acceptance and
empathy;
feelings of closeness with
others and a desire to touch
others;
loss of inhibition;
transfixion on sights and
sounds.

Heroin is a semi-synthetic drug, produced and
diverted from the opium. It’s extracted of the
capsule (fruit) of some sorts of poppy.



It was used from 1898 to 1910 as a remedy for
morphine addiction and cough suppressant.



It’s consumed by:
 Injection;
 Smoking;


Insufflation (snorting).

The bad side:  Depression;
women;
Nervousness
 Loss of
 Coma or deathDrowsiness;
memory;
(due to
Sleepiness;
 Breathing
overdose).
Clouded mental illnesses;
functioning;
 Muscular
 Nausea and
weakness
vomiting;
(partial
 The good side:
 Sedation;
paralysis);
 Transcendent
 Hypothermia;  Reduced sexual
relaxation;
 Loss of
capacity in men  Intense
appetite;
/ Menstrual
euphoria.
 Insomnia;
disturbance in






Cannabis plant has three varieties: Cannabis sativa,
Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis.



It is the psychoactive drug more used by teenagers.



It can be:


Smoked (mixed with tobacco);
 Cooked.














The bad side:
Lack of attention;
Alteration in the
perception and in
the sensations;
Loss of the notions
of space and of
time;Weakness;
Fatigue;
Drowsiness;
Sleep;
Red eyes and
dilated pupils;
Deterioration of
the reasoning and









of the memory;
Alteration in the
emotional answers;
Irritability;
Confusion;
Mood change;
Increased heart
rate;
Increased appetite;
Lowered blood
pressure;

The good side:
Joy;
Euphoria;
Increased
concentration;
 Sensation of wellbeing accompanied
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