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It has some good information about drug abuse Teacher said it was a good paper and deserving of the grade Drug Use Among Teenagers While I was conducting my research I located the actual survey results and decided to include them with this essay I included them at the end of my essay The three main drugs that are used among teenagers are Marijuana LSD and a variety of inhalants The use of these drugs seem to be of an astronomical amount according to the survey conducted by the University of Michigan Marijuana is a green brown or gray mixture of dried shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis Sativa You may hear marijuana called by street names such as pot herb weed boom Mary Jane gangster or chronic There are more than 200 slang terms for marijuana Sinsemilla sin-seh-me-yah its a Spanish word hashish hash for short and hash oil are stronger forms of marijuana All forms of marijuana are mind-altering This means they change how the brain works They all contain THC delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol the main active chemical in marijuana But there are also 400 other chemicals in the marijuana plant LSD LSD is very potent the effective dose is measured in micrograms ug -- however the lethal dose is literally thousands of times that making the drug essentially non-toxic LSD can be administered a number of ways the most common orally through paper sugar cubes on a piece of gelatin or by pill intravenously or intramuscularly A standard dose with noticeable hallucinogenic effects is about 100-200 ug The intensity of the trip is proportional to the size of the dose -- it is interesting to note though that the duration of the trip seems to stay the same at higher doses Freedman 1984 The initial effects begin 20-40
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