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  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/drugs-people-abuse Drugs That People Abuse | Easy to Read Drug Facts - A drug is a chemical substance that can change how your body and mind work. Drugs of abuse are substances that people use to get high and change how they feel. They may be illegal drugs like pot, cocaine, or heroin. Or they may be legal for adults only, like alcohol and tobacco. Medicines that treat illness can also become drugs of abuse when people take them to get high—not because they're sick and following their doctor's orders. People can even abuse cough or cold medicines from the store if they ignore the directions and take too much at one time.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/alcohol-facts Alcohol Facts | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Drinks like beer, malt liquor, wine, and hard liquor contain alcohol. Alcohol is the ingredient that gets you drunk. Hard liquor—such as whiskey, rum, or gin—has more alcohol in it than beer, malt liquor, or wine. These drink sizes have about the same amount of alcohol in them: 1 ½ ounces of hard liquor 5 ounces of wine 8 ounces of malt liquor 12 ounces of beer Being drunk can make a person feel very silly, angry, or sad for no reason. It can make it hard to walk in a straight line, talk clearly, or drive.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/cigarette-and-tobacco-facts Cigarette and Tobacco Facts | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Tobacco leaves can be shredded and smoked in cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. They can also be ground up into a brown powder called snuff. The shredded leaves and snuff can be chewed or held in the mouth between the cheek and the gums. The snuff also can be sniffed up the nose. It might surprise you to learn that cigarettes and other forms of tobacco are drugs. It's legal to use tobacco once you're 18 or 19 years old, depending on where you live. But it's not healthy for you at any age.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/cocaine-coke-crack-facts Cocaine (Coke, Crack) Facts | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Cocaine is a white powder. It can be snorted up the nose or mixed with water and injected with a needle. Cocaine can also be made into small white rocks, called crack. It's called crack because when the rocks are heated, they make a cracking sound. Crack is smoked in a small glass pipe. Cocaine can make a person feel full of energy, but also restless, scared, or angry. Some slang names for cocaine are: Coke Coca Snow Flake Blow
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/heroin-smack-junk-facts Heroin (Smack, Junk) Facts | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Heroin is a white or brown powder or a black, sticky goo. It can be mixed with water and injected with a needle. Heroin can also be smoked or snorted up the nose. Heroin causes a rush of good feelings just after it's taken. But some people throw up or itch after taking it. For the next several hours you want to sleep, and your heart rate and breathing slow down. Then the drug wears off and you may feel a strong urge to take more. Some slang names for heroin are: Smack Junk H Black tar Horse
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/marijuana-weed-pot-facts Marijuana (Weed, Pot) Facts | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mix of dried, crumbled leaves from the marijuana plant. Marijuana can be rolled up and smoked like a cigarette (called a joint) or a cigar (called a blunt). Marijuana can also be smoked in a pipe. Sometimes people mix it in food and eat it. Marijuana can make you feel silly, relaxed, sleepy, and happy—or nervous and scared. It may change your senses of sight, hearing, and touch. Marijuana can make it hard to think clearly. Some slang names for marijuana are:
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/meth-crank-ice-facts Meth (Crank, Ice) Facts | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Methamphetamine—meth for short—is a white, bitter powder. Sometimes it's made into a white pill or a clear or white shiny rock (called a crystal). Meth powder can be eaten or snorted up the nose. It can also be mixed with liquid and injected into your body with a needle. Crystal meth is smoked in a small glass pipe. Meth at first causes a rush of good feelings, but then users feel edgy, overly excited, angry, or afraid. Their thoughts and actions go really fast. They might feel too hot. Some slang names for meth are:
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/pain-medicine-oxy-vike-facts Pain Medicine (Oxy, Vike) Facts | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Pain medicines relieve pain from surgery or injuries. You need a doctor's note (called a prescription) to buy some strong kinds of these medicines. Prescription pain medicines are legal and helpful to use when a doctor orders them to treat your medical problem. But people sometimes take these without a doctor's prescription to get high or to try to treat themselves or their friends. Drug dealers sell these pills just like they sell heroin or cocaine. Some people borrow or steal these pills from other people.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/other-drugs-abuse Other Drugs of Abuse | Easy to Read Drug Facts - There are many other drugs of abuse, including: Ecstasy (X, E, XTC) is a pill that is often taken at parties and clubs. It is sometimes called the "love drug" because it makes people feel very friendly and touchy. It also raises body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure, and can make you feel sad for days after its effects wear off. Click here for more information about ecstasy.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/what-addiction What is Addiction? | Easy to Read Drug Facts - When a drug user can't stop taking a drug even if he wants to, it's called addiction. The urge is too strong to control, even if you know the drug is causing harm. When people start taking drugs, they don't plan to get addicted. They like how the drug makes them feel. They believe they can control how much and how often they take the drug. However, drugs change the brain. Drug users start to need the drug just to feel normal. That is addiction, and it can quickly take over a person's life.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/do-you-or-loved-one-have-drug-abuse-problem Do You or a Loved One Have a Drug Abuse Problem? | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Here are some questions to ask yourself or someone you know. If the answer to some or all of these questions is yes, you might have an addiction.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/signs-drug-abuse-and-addiction Signs of Drug Abuse and Addiction | Easy to Read Drug Facts - People with drug problems might act differently than they used to. They might:
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/how-does-drug-abuse-become-addiction How Does Drug Abuse Become Addiction? | Easy to Read Drug Facts - After you take a drug for a while, the feel-good parts of your brain get used to it.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/does-addiction-run-families Does Addiction Run in Families? | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Addiction can run in families. If people in your family have addictions, you are more likely to become addicted if you use drugs. It's like having a greater chance of getting heart disease because your father and many of his relatives have it. Often many people in a family will have drug problems. It can be a problem that continues through many generations. This can happen whether the family is rich, poor, or in between.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/why-it-so-hard-quit-drugs Why Is It So Hard to Quit Drugs? | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Healing from addiction takes time. Making up your mind to stop using drugs is a big step. Being addicted makes you afraid of what will happen if you don't keep taking the drug. People often won't try quitting until they're forced to, because it seems too hard. When you stop using the drug, it upsets your body and brain. You might feel very sick for a while, and feel a very strong need to take the drug. It can be really hard to refuse to use the drug when you feel that bad.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/effects-drug-abuse Effects of Drug Abuse | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Drug abuse hurts the people who take drugs AND the people around them, including families, kids, and babies who aren't yet born. Drug abuse hurts the body and the brain, sometimes forever.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/drug-abuse-hurts-other-people Drug Abuse Hurts Other People | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Drugs don't just hurt the person taking them. Everyone connected to the person can get hurt: Husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends Teens and children Babies Other family members and friends Drug abuse can hurt people at any age, from any background, rich or poor. Drug abuse can cause many problems:
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/drug-abuse-hurts-families Drug Abuse Hurts Families | Easy to Read Drug Facts - When a person has a drug problem, they have a disease that can hurt the family. Drug abuse puts a lot of stress on parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents—anyone who is part of the home. When family members take drugs:
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/drug-abuse-hurts-kids Drug Abuse Hurts Kids | Easy to Read Drug Facts - When parents or other family members abuse drugs, the children get hurt. People with drug problems can forget to take care of the kids. There might not be anyone making meals or helping the kids get washed and dressed. There might not be anyone to buy clothes or do the laundry. There might not be anyone to take the kids to the doctor or help with homework. Drug abuse can use up the family's money and make parents unable to work and earn money. The kids might go without heat, food, electricity, or even a place to live.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/drug-abuse-hurts-unborn-children Drug Abuse Hurts Unborn Children | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Mothers drinking alcohol when pregnant is the most common cause of health problems in newborn babies. When a woman is pregnant, a baby is growing inside her. If the woman uses drugs while she is pregnant, it can cause the baby to have health problems. Mothers drinking alcohol when pregnant is the most common cause of health problems in newborn babies.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/drug-abuse-hurts-your-health Drug Abuse Hurts Your Health | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Drug abuse can hurt all parts of your body and cause health problems that don't go away. Drug abuse, including smoking, can lead to diseases that can kill you, such as: Heart disease Stroke (brain injury from a blood clot) Cancer HIV/AIDS Hepatitis (a liver disease) Lung disease A person high on drugs is more likely to have accidents while driving, at work, at home, at parties—anywhere. Drug abuse can make people angry and violent. They can hurt themselves as well as other people.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/drug-abuse-hurts-bodies Drug Abuse Hurts Bodies | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Drugs that slow you down, like heroin and painkillers, can make you stop breathing. Many drugs of abuse can cause problems such as heart attacks and high blood pressure.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/drug-abuse-hurts-brains Drug Abuse Hurts Brains | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Drug addiction is a disease of the brain. All drugs affect the brain. That's why they can make you feel high, low, fast, or slow, or make you see things that aren't there. Some drugs can hurt your brain and affect how you act and how your body feels. These problems might last just a little while, or for the rest of your life.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/drug-abuse-and-mental-health-problems-often-happen-together Drug Abuse and Mental Health Problems Often Happen Together | Easy to Read Drug Facts - More than half of people who have drug problems also have a mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. More than half of people who have drug problems also have a mental health problem, such as:
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/link-between-drug-abuse-and-hivaids The Link Between Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS | Easy to Read Drug Facts - HIV is the virus that causes the disease AIDS. Most people just say "HIV/AIDS" when they are talking about either the virus or the disease it causes. AIDS is a disease that makes your body unable to fight off illnesses. We have medicines that can treat it, but there is no cure yet. Drug abuse can put you in danger of getting HIV/AIDS.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/drug-treatment Drug Treatment | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Treatment helps people stop using the drugs they're addicted to. Treatment can include talk therapy, medicine, or both. It helps them learn to fight the urges to use drugs again, and it helps them regain control in their lives. People start taking drugs for different reasons. Sometimes it's because they're upset about personal problems and don't know how to cope. But drugs can make these problems worse. Treatment can help people work on the problems in their lives, such as family trouble, money trouble, or problems at work.
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/drug-treatment-facts Drug Treatment Facts | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Most people who are addicted can't stop using drugs just because they want to. They won't feel OK until their bodies and brains stop feeling a need for the drug. Sometimes medicines can make it easier to stop taking the drug, without feeling sick. But getting the drug out of a person's system is just the first stage of treatment. People with addictions also need to change how they do things so they can live healthy lives again without drugs. Often they became so focused on getting and using drugs that:
  • https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/does-drug-treatment-work Does Drug Treatment Work? | Easy to Read Drug Facts - Yes. People who get treatment and stick with it can stop using drugs. They can change their lives so they don't go back to taking drugs. But they have to try hard and for a long time. A person can make mistakes, feel bad, and start using drugs again. This is called a relapse. If that happens, the person should get back into treatment as quickly as possible. Relapse happens to a lot of people recovering from drug addiction.

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