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Drug Abuse and Society Educational Material

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Lessons (L) are powerpoints designed to accompany live lectures and contain images and summary information.
Pamphlets (P) are brief materials with summary information and links to other resources.
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1. Introduction

          a. Introduction to drugs and the brain (L)
          b. What is addiction? (P)

2. What are depressants? (L)

3. Alcohol
          a. Alcohol abuse (L)
          b. Alcohol and date rape
                  i. Lesson
                 ii. Pamphlet
          c. Alcohol and depressants (P)

4. Benzodiazepines
          a. Prescription benzodiazepines (P)
          b. Rohypnol
                  i. Lesson
                 ii. Pamphlet
          c. Xanax abuse (P)

5. Cannabinoids
          a. Introduction to cannabinoids (L)

          b. Natural marijuana
                  i. Lesson
                 ii. Pamphlet

          c. Synthetic marijuana (spice)
                 i. Pamphlet 1
                ii. Pamphlet 2

6. Hallucinogens & dissociatives 
          a. Ketamine 
                 i. Lesson
                ii. Pamphlet
          b. LSD (P)
          c. Magic mushrooms (L)
          d. Magic mushrooms & LSD (L)
          e. PCP
                i. Lesson
               ii. Pamphlet
          e. Salvia (P)

7. Hallucinogens & stimulants
MDMA and ecstasy (L)

8. Inhalants
a. Introduction to inhalants
i. Lesson 1
                ii. Lesson 2
         b. Nitrous Oxide
                 i. Pamphlet 1
                ii. Pamphlet 2
          c. Petrol (P)
          d. Toulene (P)

9. Opiates
          a. Introduction to opiates (L)
          b. Cough syrup (P)
          c. Heroin (L)
          d. Krokodil (P)
          e. Oxycodone (P)
          f. Prescription opiate abuse
                 i. Lesson 1
                ii. Lesson 2
               iii. Pamphlet


10. Stimulants
          a. Introduction to stimulants
Lesson 1
                ii. Lesson 2
          b. ADHD medications (P)
          c. Bath salts (P)         
          d. Cocaine
                ii. Pamphlet
          e. Methamphetamine (P)
          f. Nicotine (L)