Created by Team TQ0310171 on March 13, 2003
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term “Street Drugs” is used for all drugs sold illegally. Street drugs are
the worst drugs because they are the most dangerous. This is because they cause
more deaths than any other drug in a year. Street drugs are illegal because of
their harmful affects. These drugs are hard to stop due to the people selling
them. Street drugs are sold by pushers or drug dealers. Street Drugs bring in
millions to the drug dealers who control their territories. If you are caught
selling illegal drugs you will go to jail for many years.
Types of Street
following are some common types of street drugs.
is an illegal drug that is made from the leaves of the Marijuana plant. These
leaves are green, gray, and yellowish brown. The leaves of the plant are melted
into an oil that is wrapped up and used in a cigarette or pipe to be smoked.
When smoked or eaten, your mind begins to question reality and fantasy. Your
heart rate also increases, and your body becomes sluggish. The side affects
include heart damage, asthma, and damage to skin and respiratory systems.
is an illegal drug unless prescribed by cancer treating doctors. Cocaine comes
from the leaves of cocoa bushes, and is either processed into a powder for
smoking or inhaling, or eaten by whole leaves. When taken your body slows and
your heart rate increases. Your mouth then dries, and your pupils become dilated
and you will experience exaggerated movements. The side affects make you shaky,
causing seizures, and through enough usage, even death. Cocaine can also be
hardened to make small rocks called Crack Cocaine.
come in the form of juice, powder, or a thick solution. When taken, your body
depresses breathing and stops thinking correctly. You then experience a moment
of small or no pain when normally hurt. Side affects include addiction, birth defects, breathing shortage, and thinking
is an illegal drug and comes in the form of a white powder or water like
substance that is usually mixed with other drugs. When taken, your mind shuts
down your central nervous system, calming pain and happiness. It will also slow
down your breathing to a very slow pace. The side affects include drowsiness,
headaches, and respiratory problems. Death can also occur if an overdose is
illegal drugs. PCP/ Angel Dust comes in the form of a powder in many various
colors. When taken you will lose your sense of pain and your reaction speed will
drop. You will soon lose coordination, speech, and flexibility. Your eyes will
lose vision, and severe twitching can last for months after a single dosage. The
side affects include a loss of sensing of pain, constant panic and sometimes
death. An overdose could lead to a loss of control over your entire body
resulting in death from suffocation.