1.6:Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health enhancing decisions in drug-related situations
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Advocacy groups crowdsourcing patient views on risk-benefit of drugs

Advocacy groups crowdsourcing patient views on risk-benefit of drugs | 1.6:Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health enhancing decisions in drug-related situations | Scoop.it
The reauthorization of PDUFA committed the FDA to giving patients a stronger voice in regulatory decisions, particularly when assessing the benefits and risks of new drugs.

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Drugs: What You Should Know

Drugs: What You Should Know | 1.6:Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health enhancing decisions in drug-related situations | Scoop.it

These days, drugs can be found everywhere, and it may seem like everyone's doing them. Lots of people are tempted by the excitement or escape that drugs seem to offer.

But learning the facts about drugs can help you see the risks of chasing this excitement or escape. Here's what you need to know.

The Deal on Substances

Thanks to medical and drug research, there are thousands of drugs that help people. Antibiotics and vaccines have revolutionized the treatment of infections. Medicines can lowerblood pressure, treat diabetes, and reduce the body's rejection of new organs. Medicines can cure, slow, or prevent disease, helping us to lead healthier and happier lives. But there are also lots of illegal, harmful drugs that people take to help them feel good or have a good time.

How do drugs work? Drugs are chemicals or substances that change the way our bodies work. When you put them into your body (often by swallowing, inhaling, or injecting them), drugs find their way into your bloodstream and are transported to parts of your body, such as your brain. In the brain, drugs may either intensify or dull your senses, alter your sense of alertness, and sometimes decrease physical pain.

A drug may be helpful or harmful. The effects of drugs can vary depending upon the kind of drug taken, how much is taken, how often it is used, how quickly it gets to the brain, and what other drugs, food, or substances are taken at the same time. Effects can also vary based on the differences in body size, shape, and chemistry.

Although substances can feel good at first, they can ultimately do a lot of harm to the body and brain. Drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco, taking illegal drugs, and sniffing glue can all cause serious damage to the human body. Some drugs severely impair a person's ability to make healthy choices and decisions. Teens who drink, for example, are more likely to get involved in dangerous situations, such as driving under the influence or having unprotected sex.


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Your Brain on Drugs: Marijuana

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health - How Drugs Affect Relationships.wmv

A public Service announcement for health class. ignore it.
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Owning Our Decisions: Drug Awareness in ASL (Ecstasy)

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Alcohol and your Brain

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BLOG: Preventing Australia’s risky alcohol and drug use

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Teaching young people how to make healthy decisions about using alcohol and other drugs is an important strategy, says DR CORALIE WILSON 

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Decisions About Drugs

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Effect of Vices - Alcohol, Cigarettes, Caffeine and Other Drugs - On Healthy Pregnancy

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Barry Adkins - "The Two Most Important Decisions" (Drugs and Alcohol)

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Antidepressants & The Placebo Effects | Psychiatrist Tells the Truth: Psych Drugs, Mental Health

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Health Project: Effects of Drugs and Alcohol

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