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P.O. Box 441
167 Baker Place
Newton, Georgia 39870

Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm
 
     
 
Drug Information

The source of this information is the Above The Influence website.  For your convenience we have provided a link to that site at the bottom of this page.

Alcohol (street names: booze, suds, hard stuff, hooch, juice, sauce)

 

Risks:

Difficulty walking / Blurred vision / Slurred speech / Slowed reaction times / Impaired memory and blackouts / Mental confusion / Paralysis of the nerves that move the eyes / Difficulty with muscle coordination / Persistent learning and memory problems / Liver disease / Unintentional injuries / HIV risk due to impaired judgment. Alcohol poisoning, which includes the following: Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or person cannot be roused / Vomiting / Seizures / Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute) / Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths) / Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness / Heart beats irregularly or stops / Hypoglycemia (too little blood sugar), which leads to seizures / Untreated severe dehydration from vomiting, which can cause seizures, permanent brain damage, or death

 

Marijuana (street names: Grass, pot, weed, bud, Mary Jane, dope, indo, hydro, ganga)

 

Risks:

Impaired judgment and motor coordination / Shortened attention span and distractibility / Anxiety and panic attacks /Increased heart rate / Increased risk of heart attack / Increased risk for schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals / Impaired judgment / Problems with memory and learning / Lowered motivation / Decreased alertness and coordination / Addiction / Withdrawal symptoms from stopping drug use (in a chronic user): irritability, sleeplessness, anxiety, impaired appetite, and aggression.

 

Ecstasy(street names:(street names: MDMA, Ecstasy, XTC, E, X, Beans, Adams, Hug Drug, Disco Biscuit, Go, Adam, hug, love drug)

 

Risks:

Confusion / Depression / Sleep problems / Severe anxiety / Muscle tension / Involuntary teeth clenching / Nausea / Blurred vision / Faintness / Chills or sweating / Dependence and withdrawal effects (fatigue, loss of appetite, depressed feelings, and trouble concentrating) / Some problems can occur while or soon after taking the drug, others come days or weeks after taking Ecstasy

 

Methamphetamine (street names: Meth, crystal meth, Speed, ice, crystal, chalk, crank, tweak, uppers, black beauties, glass, biker's coffee, methlies)

 

Risks:

Increased respiration, rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, and hyperthermia (when the body overheats) / Unhealthy weight loss / Severe dental problems / Anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior / Psychotic features, including paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, and delusions (for example, the sensation of insects "Meth Bugs" creeping under the skin).

 

Inhalants (street names: whippets, poppers, snappers, air blast, moon gas, oz, poor man's pot, bolt, boppers, bullet rush)

 

Risks:

 Slurred speech / Lack of coordination / Dizziness / Lightheadedness / Hallucinations / Delusions / Loss in control / Lingering headache / Confusion / Nausea or vomiting / Hypoxia (suffocation, asphyxiation) leading to brain or other organ damage / Muscle spasms and tremors / Addiction / Liver, lung, and kidney problems / Muscle weakness.

 

Heroin (street names: smack, thunder, hell dust, big H, nose drops, H, ska, junk, skag)

 

Risks:

Warm flushing of the skin / Dry mouth / Heavy feeling in the extremities / Nausea / Vomiting / Severe itching / Clouded mental functions / Infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis (from injection needles) / Collapsed veins / Infection of the heart lining and valves / Abscesses at the injection location / Liver or kidney disease.

 
 
Additional Information
Above the Influence Website
 
 
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