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MARIJUANA
Smoking pot can lead to anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and paranoia-and those problems don't improve over time. Also, sixty percent of teenagers in drug treatment programs are there because of marijuana.
Heroin



 
HEROIN
Heroin is highly addictive and poses special problems for those who inject it because of the risks of HIV, hepatitis B and C, and other diseases that can occur from sharing needles

 
Cocaine



 
COCAINE
Cocaine interferes with the way your brain processes chemicals that create feelings of pleasure, so you need more and more of the drug just to feel normal. People who become addicted to cocaine start to lose interest in other areas of their life.

 
Alcohol



 
ALCOHOL
Alcohol can damage every organ in your body. It is absorbed directly into your bloodstream and can increase your risk for a variety of life-threatening diseases, including cancer.

 
Ecstacy



 
ECSTASY
Studies on both humans and animals have proven that regular use of ecstasy produces long-lasting, perhaps permanent damage to the brain’s ability to think and store memories.

 
GHB



 
GHB
GHB is used in “date rape” and other assaults because it is a sedative that can immobilize you.

 
Hallucinogens



 
HALLUCINOGENS
Hallucinogens affect your well-being. They can cause heart and lung failure and also put you in a coma. They may cause you to feel confused, suspicious, and disoriented.

 
Ketamine



 
KETAMINE
Ketamine can make a user vomit and convulse. In some cases, people have been known to go into a coma. 

 
Methamphetamines



 
METHAMPHETAMINES
Methamphetamine causes mind and mood changes such as anxiety, euphoria, and depression. Long-term effects can include chronic fatigue, paranoid or delusional thinking, and permanent psychological damage.

 
Prescription Drugs



 
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
Taking prescription drugs without a doctor’s approval and supervision can be a dangerous, even deadly, decision.

 
Rohypnol



 
ROHYPNOL
Rohypnol can cause a kind of amnesia—users may not remember what they said or did while under the effects of the drug, making it easier for others to take advantage of them.

 
Smoking



 
SMOKING
Smoking is particularly harmful for people in their teens because the body is still growing and changing. The 200 known poisons in cigarette smoke affect your normal development and can cause life-threatening diseases.

 
Steroids



 
STEROIDS
Steroid use can cause irregular menstrual cycles and infertility in women and a reduced sperm count and testicular shrinkage in men.

 

Inhalants



 
INHALANTS
People who use inhalants can lose their sense of smell; experience nausea and nosebleeds; and develop liver, lung, and kidney problems. Chronic use can lead to muscle wasting and reduced muscle tone and strength.
 

 

 

 

SADA - Students Against Drugs and Alcohol is a non-profit community service organization. SADA believes in educating today's youth about drugs the proper way before they are confronted with substances in their everyday life.