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Prescription Drug Used By College Students

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  • 1. Prescription Drug Used By College Students
  • 2. Picture of College Students
    • Prescription drugs have become a growing problem among college and high school students.
    • Adolescents and young adults are at high risk for abusing prescription medication.
    • People experiment with drugs, to have fun, lose weight and fit in.
  • 3. Drugs associated with addiction
    • Opiod analgesics include oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin)
    • 400,000 persons 12 years or older reported using prescription drugs
    • Pain medications were prescribed mostly to female undergraduates.
    • Males reported highest rates of pain medication misuse
  • 4. Cont.
    • Females obtain drugs from family members
    • Illicit use has increased disproportionately when compared to legal use.
    • People take illicit drugs are experimental and recreational users
    • People who engage in illicit drugs, are recommended by close friends not pushers
  • 5. cont
    • Fifty billion U.S. dollars have been spent since 1981
    • Abuse of prescription drugs presents many challenges for parents and school officials
    • Risk factors for substance abuse include, family history of addiction, personal emotional illness, peer group pressure.
  • 6. Side Effects of Stimulants
    • Restlessness
    • Increased energy
    • Boundless energy
    • Very talkative
    • Display irritability
    • Agitation
    • Anger
    • Paranoia
    • Delusion
  • 7. Opiod Medication Causes
    • Slowness of speech
    • Reaction time
    • Movements
    • Confusion
    • Indicators Of Substance Abuse Include
    • Slurred speech, flushed skin, constriction
    • of pupils
  • 8. Conclusion
    • Communities across this nation are becoming aware of the growing abuse of prescription medication, often through tragedies involving deaths of teenagers. Prescription medications that are being abused are seen as legitimate and safe, used by friends and family members, prescribed by the family’s doctor. It is very important to teach children and adolescents the dangers of prescription drugs. The responsibility to help keep our children safe.

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