Tobacco comes in the forms of cigarettes, cigars or smokeless tobacco. Many teenagers also use water pipes – or hookahs – to smoke tobacco. This is just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes. Nicotine is the stimulating chemical in tobacco that makes it addictive. However, there are also more than 4,000 other chemicals in tobacco that are also poisonous. Some people think smokeless tobacco is healthier – but it is not. According to the American Lung Association, three to four times the amount of nicotine is consumed from smokeless tobacco than from a cigarette. About 500,000 Americans die each year from tobacco use, which is more than all other drugs combined .
Rohypnol is usually called the date rape drug or roofies. The drug’s actual name is Flunitrazepam and is legal in some countries (not the United States) to treat insomnia. Rohypnol is a sedative that creates a sleepy and relaxed feeling. It is comparable to Valium or Xanax, except that its sedative effects are 10 times stronger. It is a small white tablet that, when dissolved in a liquid, cannot be tasted nor smelled. It is used as a date rape drug because when it is combined with alcohol produces disinhibition and amnesia. Users often take Rohypnol with other drugs such as heroin or cocaine. read more…
Here comes the big problem — use or abuse marijuana as a recreational drug, which can be smoked as a cigarette or in a pipe or bong. The highest concentrations of THC in marijuana are in the leaves and flowers. THC passes through the lungs to the blood stream. Then it is passed to the brain and other parts of the body. THC affects the cannabinoid receptors in the brain and triggers cellular reactions. These cause reactions to the euphoria or high feeling associated with marijuana. The worst adverse effects of the drug are felt on the parts of the brain that have high concentration of cannabinoid receptors.