Prescription Drug Abuse

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  • 1. An increasing percentage of today’s teens are becoming abusers of…
  • 2. Prescription Drugs
  • 3. Approximately 1.9 million students abuse prescription drugs
  • 4. 7 of the top 11 commonly used drugs by high school seniors are prescribed or over-the-counter.
  • 5. Prescription drugs are being abused more than heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine combined. 
  • 6. Prescription drug abuse is increasing and is being abused more than any other drug except marijuana.
  • 7. What are the most commonly abused prescription drugs?
  • Where are teens getting these prescription drugs?
  • 12. Friends and Family
  • 13. 52% of high school students get prescription drugs from friends or family.
  • 14. What can teacher’s do to help?
  • 15. Educate Students..
    Guest Speakers
    Books
    Pamphlets
    Awareness
  • 16. Involve D.A.R.E
  • 17. Spread awareness and share information with parents.
  • 18. Get students talking…
  • 19. Offer Students Alternatives to Drugs
    Sports
    After School Clubs
    Church Groups
    Movie Theater
    Dinner with Friends
    Spending Time with Family
  • 20. What will happen to our students if we don’t help try and stop prescription drug abuse through awareness and prevention?
  • 21. More students will limit their true potential and risk their health. Prescription drug abuse is SERIOUS and can be FATAL.
  • 22. Is this what you want for your students?