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Know Drugs
  • Alcohol is the most misused drug in the USA, and the #1 acquaintance rape drug.
  • Marijuana impairs the ability to vomit, increasing the risk of alcohol poisoning if combining alcohol and pot.
  • 10% of people who use cocaine for the first time will progress to more serious, heavy use of the drug.
  • It is impossible to know if any adulterants have been added to hallucinogens.
  • Combining drugs with alcohol or other drugs can be harmful to your health, or even fatal.  There are 2 drug interactions to be familiar with:
    • Potentiation is the interaction between 2 drugs that act in the same direction.  For example, the effects of alcohol and Xanax are multiplied, increasing the sedative effects of each drug.
    • “Antagonistic” is a “tug-of-war” interaction between 2 drugs that act in opposite directions. For example, combining a depressant like alcohol with a stimulant like Adderall or cocaine.