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BLOH Lazy Cakes & Anti Energy Drinks

  1. 1. GYNA JUAREZ PRC – REGION 8 Coordinator
  2. 2. Do you know Gyna? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  3. 3. My lunch was awesome! <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  4. 4. Right now would you say you are… <ul><li>A little tired </li></ul><ul><li>Sleepy </li></ul><ul><li>Very sleepy </li></ul><ul><li>Someone get me a pillow and blankie! </li></ul>
  5. 6. Topics of Discussion: <ul><li>Anti-Energy Drinks </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Lazy Cakes </li></ul>
  6. 7. Have you ever heard of Anti-Energy Drinks? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  7. 8. Would you like to try some “Drank”!?!?  … (Seriously) <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  8. 9. Do you have to be over 18 to purchase anti-energy drinks? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Drank </li></ul><ul><li>Muddy </li></ul><ul><li>Potent 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Mud </li></ul><ul><li>Purple Sprit </li></ul><ul><li>Purp </li></ul><ul><li>Purple Stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Big Moe </li></ul>Street Names: Syrup is made with any Promethazine with Codeine Cough Syrup, Sprite and a jolly rancher
  10. 12. <ul><li>Most anti-energy drinks contain the following ingredients: </li></ul><ul><li>Valerian Root Extract </li></ul><ul><li>Melatonin </li></ul><ul><li>Rose Hips Extract </li></ul><ul><li>And Vitamin B3, B5, B6, and B12 </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>I’m ridin out leaning never nodding out My girl trippin and damn I gotta hear my momma mouth My home bois say I should slow down a little But this shit that I’m on make me slow down a lot You bottle pop, I buy a bottle pop Drop some syrup in it, get on my waffle house </li></ul>
  12. 16. <ul><li>Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard When we drink we do it right gettin slizzard Sippin sizzurp in my ride, in my ride, like Three 6 Now I'm feelin so fly like a G6 Like a G6, Like a G6 </li></ul>
  13. 17. <ul><li>Valerian Root Extract - It is believed to have a sedative and anxiolytic effect. </li></ul><ul><li>Melatonin – a natural sleep aid, mild hypnotic, it causes melatonin levels in the blood to rise earlier than the brain's own production accomplishes. </li></ul><ul><li>Rose Hips Extract - Is said that it is an anti-inflamitory and a good source of vitamin C </li></ul><ul><li>And Vitamin B3, B5, B6, and B12 </li></ul>
  14. 18. How is this possibly dangerous? <ul><li>Physiological Addiction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The feeling of wanting one without needing one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Habit of drinking with friends </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Possible Gateway to other drugs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Codeine and Sprite (Syrup) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marijuana </li></ul></ul>“ WARNING: MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS. DO NOT OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE AFTER CONSUMING. LIMIT: RECOMMEND NO MORE THAN (2) TWO SERVINGS PER 24 HOUR PERIOD”
  15. 19. “ Anti-energy drink hard for some mental health experts to swallow” - By KIM HORNER / The Dallas Morning News <ul><li>&quot; They're taking the name, and they're trying to market it to young people ,&quot; he said. &quot;They're the worst thing I've ever seen on the street since the making of candy cigarettes.“ -Ronald Peters Jr., a behavioral science professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; I do believe it's a gateway drug .” -Lisa Hinson, director of community relations for The Right Step, a Euless treatment center </li></ul><ul><li>Both said that the drink might want to make people try cough syrup if they haven't already. -Phoenix House Residents </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; It might push someone to want to do it ,&quot; Joey, a Phoenix House Resident. </li></ul>
  16. 20. Sippin Syrup: Anti-energy drink causes concern for parents <ul><li>Reported by: Janet Kwak </li></ul>
  17. 21. Quotes Directly from the Websites <ul><li>“ Griptonite explodes with a combination of grape and apple flavor while Kandy tastes like vanilla cotton candy straight from the carnival.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Got me a can of Lean about to sip this $h!t fo show I can’t smoke no dro, pop pills because I’m on parole” </li></ul>
  18. 24. Alcohol
  19. 25. <ul><li>47% of the of the vehicle fatalities in Bexar county are due to alcohol. </li></ul><ul><li>San Antonio is higher than the state and national percentages for past 30 day binge drinking </li></ul><ul><li>In 2009 there were 4,013 DWI arrest by SAPD </li></ul><ul><li>2011 </li></ul><ul><li>17 fatal alcohol crashes in San Antonio </li></ul><ul><li>3,400 DWI arrest by SAPD </li></ul>
  20. 35. <ul><li>Jenni Rivera </li></ul><ul><li>Wisin y Yandel </li></ul><ul><li>Paulina Rubio </li></ul><ul><li>Omega </li></ul><ul><li>Fuego </li></ul><ul><li>Lenny </li></ul><ul><li>Don Omar </li></ul><ul><li>Ivy Queen </li></ul><ul><li>Angel y Khriz </li></ul><ul><li>Aventura  </li></ul>
  21. 36. <ul><li>Keri Hillson </li></ul><ul><li>Fat Joe </li></ul><ul><li>Jadakiss </li></ul><ul><li>Clipse </li></ul><ul><li>Flo-Rida </li></ul><ul><li>Maino </li></ul><ul><li>Amerie </li></ul><ul><li>Monica </li></ul><ul><li>Miguel </li></ul>
  22. 39. <ul><li>An individual who provides alcohol to minors in a home or other private property and/or is the “responsible party” of a social setting where underage drinking occurs. </li></ul><ul><li>This could possibly include: </li></ul><ul><li>Home owners </li></ul><ul><li>Renters </li></ul><ul><li>Property owners </li></ul><ul><li>Apartments managers </li></ul>
  23. 40. <ul><li>A local law that holds adults criminally or civilly liable for providing alcohol to minors and/or has responsibility for the social setting where underage drinking occurs. </li></ul><ul><li>Offenders are less likely to fight a civil case. </li></ul><ul><li>Always holds someone accountable. </li></ul>Texas Law will still apply
  24. 41. Want to get involved? <ul><li>Next meeting: </li></ul><ul><li>San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday, October 13, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>2:00pm – 3:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>Please contact Grace Stafford for more info: 210-233-5866 </li></ul>
  25. 42. Magic Brownies….. Let the fun begin. J/K!
  26. 43. Have you ever heard of a Lazy Cake? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  27. 45. A Lazy Cake is… <ul><li>A individually wrapped “dietary supplement” in the form of a brownie </li></ul><ul><li>Looks like a brownie </li></ul><ul><li>Tastes like a brownie </li></ul><ul><li>Smells like a brownie </li></ul><ul><li>Marketed as a brownie that helps you relax </li></ul>
  28. 46. <ul><li>Melatonin </li></ul><ul><li>Rose Hips </li></ul><ul><li>Valerian Root Extract </li></ul><ul><li>Hops Extract </li></ul><ul><li>St. Johns Wort Extract </li></ul><ul><li>Kava Kava Extract </li></ul>“ ITS ALL NATURAL!”
  29. 47. What the label doesn’t tell you... <ul><li>0.1 to 0.5 milligrams of melatonin is what is reasonable to ingest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some lazy cakes don’t tell you how much is in their brownie </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Melatonin side effects may include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, headache, irritability, vivid dreams, and a temporary reduction in attention and balance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Melatonin shouldn’t be used by people with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>autoimmune conditions , liver disease, clotting disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Melatonin should not be mixed with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Herbs that cause sleepiness or drowsiness, such as kava kava and valerian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The herb St. John's wort </li></ul></ul>
  30. 48. <ul><li>3. What do Kush Cakes taste like? </li></ul><ul><li>These relaxation brownies are delicious! You will love the taste, they are just like your mom's home baked brownies! </li></ul><ul><li>4. Are Kush Cakes safe to eat while drinking alcohol? </li></ul><ul><li>Does a 1 legged duck swim circles? Of course! You can eat a Kush Cake while enjoying a nice cold beer, or glass of wine perhaps. Be careful, you may get REALLY relaxed. Oh no! </li></ul>Frequently Asked Questions Directly from the website. SAY WHAT?!?!?!!?!?
  31. 51. What age do you think the target age is? <ul><li>10-14 </li></ul><ul><li>15-19 </li></ul><ul><li>20-24 </li></ul><ul><li>25-29 </li></ul>
  32. 53. Who do think the target audience is? <ul><li>Middle class </li></ul><ul><li>Upper middle class </li></ul><ul><li>Economically disadvantaged </li></ul>
  33. 55. Who is the target generation?! <ul><li>Generation X </li></ul><ul><li>Generation Y </li></ul><ul><li>Baby Boomers </li></ul>
  34. 57. <ul><li>Examples of factors and information that establish that the product is represented as a conventional food are as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>- the product is marketed alongside snack foods; </li></ul><ul><li>- the name of a URL, 2 (accessed 7-14-11), that directs people to your product website, refers to a conventional food (cake); </li></ul><ul><li>- the product is described on your website (accessed 7-14-11) as having “the same ingredients your mother uses to make brownies,” which is a conventional food; </li></ul><ul><li>- the use of a combination of ingredients particular to a brownie (including sugar, flour, oil, cocoa, egg, and salt, in order of predominance by weight); </li></ul><ul><li>- the appearance and packaging of the product as a brownie. </li></ul>(7/28/2011)
  35. 58. What does the FDA have to say about Lazy Cakes ? <ul><li>In calling the product unsafe, Michael Roosevelt of the FDA said in the letter that the agency is not aware of data that establishes the safety of melatonin for use as an ingredient in foods. He cited medical research that has shown concerns about potential reproductive, cardiovascular, ocular and neurological issues as side effects of using the drug. </li></ul>
  36. 59. Did you like the brownies you just ate? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  37. 60. Works Sited <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Prevention Resource Center – Region 8 Needs Assessment