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PDP Resources: Drugs Education
ICS students physical and mental health and wellbeing resources
National and state data from patient reports and product sample testing show tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products, particularly from informal sources like friends, family, or in-person or online dealers, are linked to most EVALI cases and play a major role in the outbreak...
Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2006 – 2010, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years.
This blog explains Professor Susan Tapert of the University of California at San Diego MRI to scan the brains of teens who binge drink—defined as drinking 4 or 5 (or more) drinks in a couple of hours...
The alcohol (ethanol) is rapidly absorbed into the blood through the mouth, throat and digestive tract. The blood alcohol concentration varies depending on absorbed amount, sex and body weight. A standard glass of alcohol usually contains between 10 and 12 g of pure alcohol (glass of wine, bar of beer, ...).
Caffeine is a psychoactive drug, meaning it alters mood, thinking and/or behaviour. With average consumption estimated to be 70mg per person per day (54% of this is from coffee, 43% from tea and 3% from other forms).
Cannabis is primarily a depressant drug. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. This chemical affects a person’s mood and perception. Marijuana, hashish and hashish oil come from the cannabis plant.
Basically, the consumption of cannabis is illegal in Switzerland. Cannabis is best known today as a narcotic. It is available in various forms, including marijuana and hashish. It is illegal to possess or consume these drugs in Switzerland.
Because Ecstasy/Molly/MDMA increases the activity of these chemicals, some users experience negative effects. They may become anxious and agitated, become sweaty, have chills, or feel faint or dizzy...
Nicotine is the substance contained in the tobacco leaf, which causes the psychoactive effect in the brain and dependence. The nicotine absorption and effect in the brain occurs in both products by inhalation within 10 to 20 seconds and is sought as a so-called nicotine hit by the smoking.
Steroids are a large group of compounds produced by the body of all animals, including humans. Athletes, body builders and some young people may use steroids illegally to improve their appearance or athletic performance. These are a group of drugs that include the male sex hormone testosterone and its synthetic alternatives.
The "Facts and Figures" website has been thoroughly redesigned and updated. New infographics visualize key figures in the addiction area. You will also find statistical data presented as clear illustrations to illustrate the current situation in Switzerland and developments. All graphics are available for download .