1. Depressant: a kind of drug that slows downs, depresses, the way the body and the brain works.
    2. Refusal Skills: abilities that allow one to avoid situations that may place them in danger.
    3. Alcohol: a depressant drug that is found in beer wine, and other types of liquor.
    4. Tobacco: the dried leaves of a tobacco plant.
    5. Smokeless Tobacco: Tobacco that is not smoked but ingested by mouth.
    6. Peer Pressure: the feeling that you must do something to be accepted by a friend or a group of friends.
    7. Drugs: any natural of synthetic substance that produces changes in the way the body and brain work.
    8. Prescription Drugs: a drug that can be purchased and used only with a doctor’s written order, or prescription.
    9. “Over the Counter Drugs”: A drug that can be purchased without a doctor’s prescription.
    10. Steroids: a drug used to build a more muscular body.
    11. Nicotine: an addictive, natural drug found in the leaves of a tobacco plant.
    12. Addiction: the abuse of any drug that results in a physical need for the drug or psychological need for the drug.
    13. Withdrawal: the reactions that follow a sudden stop in the use of a drug that a person has become dependent on.
    14. “Just Say NO”: The best refusal skill to avoid drugs and alcohol.
    15. Effects: The results on our body caused by using drugs and alcohol.
    16. Symptoms: Signs that may show the existence of something else because of the use of drugs and alcohol.
    17. Secondhand Smoke: smoke that is inhaled by a non-smoker.
    18. Social Acceptance: Participating in activities to gain the approval of our peers.
    19. Media Influence: TV, Radio, Newspapers, Magazines, etc. that promote the use of drugs and alcohol.
    20. Medicine: a drug that is used to treat sicknesses and disease, lessen pain, or help in healing.
    21. Risk Taking: Making a decision that has consequences that may be good or bad.
    22. Stress: Physical, mental, and emotional harm that may affect our body.
    23. Consequence: The effect of a behavior or decision that may be good or bad.
    24. Rules / Laws: Government mandates that control alcohol and drug use.
    25. Stimulant: a drug that stimulates, or speeds up the way the brain works.
    26. Booze: a slang term for a beverage that contains alcohol.
    27. Caffeine: a drug found naturally in coffee beans, tea leaves, cocoa beans, and cola nuts.
    28. Craving: the uncontrollable urge to seek or use a drug.
    29. Denial: the refusal of addicted persons to believe truth about their addiction.
    30. Dependence: a condition that results from the continued abuse of drugs.
    31. Dope: a slang term for illegal drugs.
    32. Downer: a slang term for a depressant drug.
    33. Habit Forming: a term that refers to any drug that may cause dependency.
    34. High: a slang term used to describe the pleasurable effects that accompany or follow the use of certain drugs.
    35. Hooked: a slang term meaning “addicted.”
    36. Intoxication: a condition in which drugs or alcohol have built up in the body.



Last Modified on November 2, 2010