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This section provides you with information about drugs, alcohol and tobacco, so you may make an informed decision to be drug-free. Here you can interact, find quick facts or more in-depth information and articles. Feel free to download the files at the bottom of the page so you can study them in your own time.
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Some drugs are legal, this may confuse you and make it easier to  believe they can’t be that bad for you, but its just not true. Find out what Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana do to your body. Click on the image below to go to our interactive media file, and  learn the effects of drugs on the body.

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Quick Facts

It can be hard to “just say No” to drugs, especially  if your not 100% why you should . Sometimes all you need is just one reason to help you make the right choices. Click the image below to launch the quick fact sheet gallery and find a reason to be drug-free.

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Read through some of our latest articles. For more select the “Read” page from the main menu.

  • Alcohol’s Wild Party

    After decades of research, scientists have found that alcohol can be an unruly and dangerous guest in your body. Party time is here and a young couple arrive at the beach where it’s happening. She’s a beautiful blonde and he a matching handsome boyfriend. They hurry toward their friends and there’s a rowdy cheer. The […]

  • WCTU National Oratorical Contest Winner 2010

    Also watch a speech about Alcohol on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw-Ns3VdUOo

  • Wine Coolers

    Wine Coolers: The Uncool Coolers Alcohol is alcohol. Wine coolers taste sweet and syrupy because they are made of fruit juice and sugar. But unlike fruit juice or soft drinks, they also contain enough wine to give them the same amount of alcohol as a can of beer. Wine coolers also have more than double […]

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) causes growth deficiency and abnormally low weight, facial abnormalities, short height, and small head circumference. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol it reaches the baby in 1 minute and may remain for hours. The number one birth defect, probably throughout the whole world, is entirely preventable if pregnant women do not […]

  • Tobacco

    Tobacco is an addictive and deadly drug! Tobacco is a plant which it’s leaves are dried then smoked or chewed. Some of the common forms of  Tobacco are: Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Smokeless as spit, chew or dip. There are over 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke and many are poisonous such as: Ammonia (toilet cleaner), Formaldehyde […]

  • Attempted Rape: What to do?

    If someone tries to force sexual activity on you, take the following actions recommended by the US Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.  Be aware that the presence of alcohol or other drugs can make the situation more difficult to deal with. Stay calm and think.  Assess your situation quickly. Stay no strongly.  Do not smile.  […]

  • Alcohol, the partner in Rape and other Violence

    Alcohol, the partner in Rape and other Violence More often than not, alcohol plays a role in acts of aggression and violence.  Under its influence, you could become a victim – or a criminal. The evening wasn’t supposed to end like this.  Lisa bit her lip, staring at her tear-stained face in the mirror jumbled […]

  • Marijuana

    Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the United States. It is a dry, shredded green/brown mix of flowers, stems, and leaves of the plant Cannabis sativa. A stronger form of marijuana called hashish (hash) looks like brown or black cakes or balls. The many street names for marijuana include pot, herb, weed, […]

  • Caffeine

    Caffeine is a drug that is naturally produced in the leaves and seeds of many plants. It’s also produced artificially and added to certain foods. Caffeine is defined as a drug because it stimulates the central nervous system, causing increased alertness. Caffeine gives most people a temporary energy boost and elevates mood. Caffeine is in […]

  • Alcohol

    Alcohol intoxication destroys the liver and affects the brain, causing slurred speech, clumsiness, and delayed reflexes. Severe alcohol poisoning can be fatal. A blood alcohol content of .45% in test animals results in a median lethal dose. This means that .45% is the concentration of blood alcohol that is fatal in 50% of the test […]

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TOBACCO

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Tobacco is the dried leaves of the Tobacco plant, and can be chewed or smoked. It is highly addictive and the leading cause of preventable disease, disability and death.

Tobacco smoke damages the body, and causes cancer. Smoking also has widespread consequences, second hand smoke is just as harmful and causes disease and death in non smokers too.

STREET NAMES


CIGARETTES:
Smokes       Butts      Cigarettes       Ciggy       Cigs       Snuff             Fag             Roll

CHEWING TOBACCO:
Chew             Dip             Spit        Backy       Tobacco       
 Spit-Tobacco   

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COCAINE

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Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant.
It produces short term euphoria, energy and talkativeness in addition to potentially dangerous physical effects, like raising heart rate and blood pressure.

Crack cocaine is a form of cocaine that has bee processed to make a rock crystal that can be smoked.

STREET NAMES

Bernie’s Flakes      Big Bloke      Bernies Gold Dust      Blanca      Crack      Flake      Cold Dust     Haven Dust     Have a Dust           Icing      Line          Pearl   Paradise White           Snow White          Snowcones      Sleigh Ride      White Powder          White Mosquito        Blow   Blow-Coke      Booster      Lines     Pop      Sniff                  Aspirin         Candy Sugar           Yao         Snort             Beam      Candy      Twinkie  

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