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- 1. Drug Addiction
2. Thesis Statement
Drug addiction is a devastating issue that is affecting our society today. Addiction takes on many forms, whether itmay be alcoholism, or substance abuse. It affects both the abuser, their family and friends emotionally, mentally, financially and physically.
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4. What is a Drug?
5. Different Categories of Drugs
6. What is Addiction?
7. Risk Factors of Drug Usage
8. HOW DRUGS AFFECT THE BRAIN
9. A Normal, Healthy Brain
10. A Normal, Healthy Brain
11. Heroin Addict
Normal, Healthy Brain
12. Cocaine Addict
13. Meth Addict
14. Marijuana Addict
19. Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing as making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic.
-ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, The Big Book
20. Signs of Alcoholism
Drinking for relief
Need for increasingly large amounts of alcohol to feel drunk
Blackouts : Not being able to remember events or block of time while drinking
Not admitting to having a problem
Hiding drinking from others
Increasing thoughts about alcohol
Planning events or entire days around drinking
Drinking as soon as they wake up
Personality changes and mood swings
22. How Marijuana Affects the Body
24. The Dangers of Meth
27. Rehabilitation Options
28. 12 Step Programs
29. Self-Help Groups
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32. Application Video
33. Class Activity
34. Works Cited
Shaw, Brian F., Paul Ritvo, and Jane Irvine. Addiction & Recovery for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2005. Print
Gwinnell, Esther, and Christine A. Adamec. "Heroin." The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse. New York NY: Facts On File, 2008. Print
Karr, Justin. Alcoholism. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2008. Print.
Walker, Ida. Addiction in America: Society, Psychology, and Heredity. Philadelphia: Mason Crest, 2008. Print.
Etingoff, Kim. Methamphetamine: Unsafe Speed. Philadelphia: Mason Crest, 2008. Print.
Goodwin, William. Marijuana. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2002. Print.
Barter, James. Cocaine and Crack. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2002. Print.
Lennard-Brown, Sarah. Marijuana Chicago, Illinois: Raintree, 2005. Print.
Nadelson, Carol C., M.D. The Mental Effects of Heroin. Philadelphia : Chelsea House , 1999. N. pag. Print.
Thakkar, Vatsal G., M.D. Addiction . New York: Chelsea House, 2006. N. pag. Print.
In conclusion, drug addiction is a problem that needs to be taken seriously.It is so much easier to say no than it is to go through rehab and quit, because once youre addicted it can take a lifetime of pain to become clean again. So save your life and say no.