Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol
Our college survey covers everything from relationships, to booze, to sex and drugs. See how your answers stack up.
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Whether you're a grizzled veteran of the Mary Jane circuit, or you're a complete stranger to marijuana, you probably wouldn't mind knowing more about smoking weed. Can pot hurt you in the long term? Just how illegal is growing cannabis? Are
Transcript: Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in America, with 97.8 million people over twelve saying...
Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in America, with 97.8 million people over twelve saying they've tried it! Marijuana is also known as weed, pot, dope, herb...you get the idea! The drug, which acts as a mild hallucinogen, is actually the bud and leaves of the cannabis plant. Weed is usually smoked, but it can also be mixed in foods or brewed as tea. When you smoke marijuana, you'll feel mellow, relaxed, and generally happy. You may feel very hungry, a phenomenon known as the "munchies." But as your high continues, you might experience paranoia or confusion. You'll notice an increased heart rate and a loss of coordination. Excessive marijuana use can cause the same problems as tobacco smoking, such as bronchitis and emphysema. Despite its illegal status, marijuana is approved for controlled medicinal uses in several of the U.S. states. Marijuana has been illegal since 1937, and now you know the real deal with pot.More »
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Take this quiz to uncover all the secrets of the drug world, from cocaine\'s simple recipe to which drug is sometimes called the \"businessman\'s high.\"
Last Modified: 2011-01-18 | Tags »
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Take our recreational drug survey and find out how your drug use stacks up against others.
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Many professional athletes have turned to anabolic steroids to get fit fast. But relying on a steroid like creatine or even human growth hormones (HGH) can have serious health consequences that are anything but impressive.
Transcript: You may assume steroid abusers are stereotypica meatheads-but a new study shows that students on steroids...
You may assume steroid abusers are stereotypica meatheads-but a new study shows that students on steroids are actually amongst the most educated of drug users! Anabolic-androgenic steroids, or AAS, are manufactured compounds that resemble the body's natural hormone, testosterone. In its natural form, testosterone directs the body to produce or enhance male characteristics, like facial hair growth and increased muscle mass. Testosterone also regulates sexual function in both genders. Both male and female bodies make this hormone, although men produce larger amounts. When used legally, steroids are available to treat conditions related to deficiencies in the body's testosterone, such as delayed puberty. They can also be prescribed to treat body wasting in people with AIDS. But AAS are also available on the street, where they go by other names, like pumpers, gym candy, and Arnolds. Illegally, steroids are taken to encourage the body to create new muscle growth, as well as to prevent the breakdown of current muscle mass. Fewer than one percent of college students admit to having tried steroids without a prescription...but those who do use steroids are often body builders or non-athletes hoping to "look better." Unfortunately, abusing steroids can lead to a host of negative side effects. On the emotional side, the drugs can cause hostility, aggression, and impaired judgment. Physically, short-term abuse can lead to acne, premature hair loss, and-of course-increased muscle mass. And long term abuse leads to even more serious consequences, like damage to the reproductive organs, often manifesting as decreased testicle size in men, decreased breasts in women, and possible infertility in both sexes. Plus, steroid users have a significantly higher risk of developing high blood pressure, kidney cancer, and stroke-causing blood clots. There's obviously a reason that steroids are illegal without a doctor's prescription, so be like 99% of your peers and pass on them.More »
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Learn the scary truth about how drugs control your mind and body.
Last Modified: 2011-11-22 | Tags »
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Sex is a (delicious) piece of cake for most young adults so why are they taking Viagra and Cialis? Here, we'll look at how these pills are used illegally and also what it means to abuse the ED drugs.
Transcript: Although it is typically prescribed for older men with erectile dysfunction, Viagra is still readily...
Although it is typically prescribed for older men with erectile dysfunction, Viagra is still readily available on most college campuses. Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis are all prescription medications used to treat erectile dysfunction. In addition to its intended medical use, these drugs are often taken recreationally to prolong or improve a sexual experience. Viagra is also frequently used in conjunction with other party drugs, like cocaine and ecstasy, often to counteract their undesirable sexual side effects. Viagra is usually consumed orally. and works by blocking an enzyme in the body called PDE-5. When that happens, blood flow increases to the areas where PDE-5 is most concentrated-namely the penis. This makes it possible for a man to get and maintain a stronger erection, often for long periods of time. For men, arousal almost always leads to desire. So by improving a man's ability to have erections, Viagra measurably affects his sexual function.Some men without erectile dysfunction report that sex on Viagra is a better sexual experience, though most college-aged men don't need help getting or maintaining an erection. Taking Viagra recreationally has its risks. If combined with amyl nitrate, or "poppers", Viagra can severely harm, or even kill, the user. Because Viagra and Poppers both dilate blood vessels, a life-threatening heart attack or stroke can result if both are taken simultaneously. In fact, this risk is present when any ED drug is taken at the same time as a nitrate. Bottom line? Viagra is a prescription drug and should only be taken when prescribed by your doctor.More »
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Here\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s the real deal on drug use in America, from what percentage of people have tried cocaine to how long it takes for a high to kick in.
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After seeing Trainspotting and the effects of a heroin addiction, you may have sworn to avoid drugs forever. Or you may have been curious about heroine and opium. Either way, this video will tell you everything you need to know about heroin and
Transcript: Smack, H, junk...whatever you call it, heroin is addicting! Heroin is an opiate drug which is semi-synthetic....
Smack, H, junk...whatever you call it, heroin is addicting! Heroin is an opiate drug which is semi-synthetic. That means it's part man-made-derived from the drug morphine-and part natural-morphine comes from the poppy flower. Heroin is a powder that can be "cooked" into a liquid and delivered via injection. It can also be sniffed or smoked. It takes ten seconds to feel the impact of injected heroine, while other methods take minutes. After taking heroin, you'll feel a rush of well-being, followed by a blissful, euphoric state. Because it's derived from morphine, heroin also provides pain relief and slowed breathing. The intense ecstasy of heroin lasts a few hours, and when it wears off, cravings often occur. Long-term heroin users often suffer from weakened immune systems and malnourishment. Even death can result. Because the drug is injected intravenously, heroin users have an increased risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis. Remember: Heroin is very addicting and is illegal.More »
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Hydrocodone, or Vicodin, is a commonly abused and incredibly addicting pain relief medication. Here, we'll examine how this prescription drug works, the consequences of abuse, and how it compares to other drugs, like Tramadol.
Transcript: Eminem and Courtney Love both got hooked out on hydrocodone - and it's almost as easy to get on a college...
Eminem and Courtney Love both got hooked out on hydrocodone - and it's almost as easy to get on a college campus as it is in Hollywood. Hydrocodone is a drug which is similar to morphine, and is legally prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain as well as dry, hacking coughing associated with bronchitis or sinusitis. Recreationally, the drug is taken because it causes euphoria, sedation and numbing mental effects. Hydrocodone is most commonly combined with acetaminophen to form the prescription drug Vicodin, but it is also available mixed with ibuprofen as Vicoprofen, and combined with aspirin as Lortab ASA. Recreational users of hydrocodone usually swallow pills whole or crush them and snort the powder.Once ingested, hydrocodone travels to the brain's central nervous system, where it binds to opioid receptors in the pleasure centers of the brain, producing an euphoria and sedation, which is part of the reason why it is so addicting. In fact, with daily use, most people will become addicted to hydrocodone within one week, experiencing physical withdrawal symptoms without the drug. Unfortunately, hydrocodone overdoses are common, and can lead to slowed breathing, unconsciousness, and even death. Over time, constant abuse of this drug may also result in potentially life-threatening liver failure. Although there are over 200 drugs which include hydrocodone that can be legally prescribed in the U.S., they are still illegal and unsafe for use without a prescription. Be mindful of the risks aif you choose to take hydrocodone recreationally.More »
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Wound up? Then you may seek a sedative to calm down. Whether prescribed by a doctor or purchased on the street, sedatives and barbituates can make you feel intoxicated and sleepy. Here, the real deal on mellow-inducing drugs, from Valium to Xanax.
Transcript: "Wanna be sedated?" A prescription drug in the benzodiazepine family is how many college students achieve...
"Wanna be sedated?" A prescription drug in the benzodiazepine family is how many college students achieve this particular goal. Benzodiazepines are depressants, a group of drugs which relieve anxiety and can induce sleep. Two of the most well known drugs in this group are Xanax,or alprazalam and Valium, or diazapem. You may also have heard these drugs referred to as downers, benzos, or tanks. These drugs can be legally prescribed, and are usually taken to combat insomnia, to promote relaxation, or to ease anxiety. These drugs are taken recreationally for similar reasons. Users also take benzodiazepines to come down from the high of a stimulant, like cocaine. Benzodiazepines are available in short-acting versions designed for use at night, like temazapem, also called Restoril, and in long-acting versions for day, like Xanax or Valium. The drug Rohypnol, which is sometimes referred to as a "roofie," is a powerful member of the benzodiazepine family. Although Rohypnal is not even legal for prescription use in the U.S., roofies can be acquired illegally, and are often used as a date rape drug. After they are consumed, these drugs act on the central nervous system, increasing production of the neurotransmitter GABA, which leads to slowed brain function. Most benzodiazepines act quickly on your system, and while the effects of some will last for just an hour or two, others can have an impact that lasts considerably longer. This class of drugs can be addictive over time, and an overdose can lead to confusion, sleepiness, or even a coma. People who use benzodiazepines over long periods of time can experience amnesia, hostility, and disturbing dreams. For these reasons, all benzodiazepines require a doctor's prescription for use, and should be taken cautiously without a physician's supervision.More »
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You may know GHB as one of the drugs, like rohypnol, that's used in date rape. Or you may have heard that the GHB drug really stands for grevious bodily harm. Regardless of what you've heard however, we've got the facts on this substance.
Transcript: There's a lot of hype about GHB, so what's the deal with this drug anyway? Gama hydroxybutyric acid goes...
There's a lot of hype about GHB, so what's the deal with this drug anyway? Gama hydroxybutyric acid goes by its share of aliases, like GHB, Liquid X, and Grievous Bodily Harm. GHB is a man-made depressant which is only legal to treat the sleep disorder narcolepsy. When taken as a street drug, the clear, odorless liquid is often mixed in drinks. It can also be snorted as a powder. GHB's effects are relatively short-lived, and usually peter out within several hours. When you take GHB, you may feel euphoric and very relaxed. GHB's physical affects vary, but often include nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness. With higher doses, the drug's effects can quickly become more serious, with results including seizures, respiratory distress, and even coma. GHB is a popular "date rape drug," as the colorless liquid can be easily mixed with alcoholic drinks. With the exception of its controlled use in narcoleptic patients, Gama hydroxybutyric acid is illegal in the United States.More »
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