Recognizing drugs and drug use behaviorDiana Rumage, BS, CADCSummer Bell, LCSWJan 12, 2010<br />
Agenda<br />Statistics<br />Types of drugs<br />Information on specific drugs<br />Signs & symptoms of drug use<br />What ...
Statistics<br />In 2002 illegal drug use cost Americans close to $181 billion ($129 billion in lost productivity, $16 bill...
Types of Drugs<br />Depressants – alcohol, valium, xanax, clonipin, GHB, rohypnol<br />Stimulants - meth, adderall, ritali...
Darvocet<br />Vicodin<br />
Oxycontin<br />Lortab<br />
Crystal meth<br />
Dextromethorphan (DXM)<br />
Cocaine<br />
<ul><li>Hallucinogens</li></li></ul><li>
Signs  of Substance Abuse<br />Personal Appearance<br />Personal Habits<br />Behavioral Issues<br />Health Issues<br />Sch...
Personal Appearance<br />Messy, shows lack of caring of appearance<br />Poor hygiene <br />Track marks <br />Burns or soot...
Personal Habits or Actions<br />Clenching teeth<br />Chewing gum or mints to cover-up breath<br />Heavy use of otc meds to...
Behavioral Issues<br />Change in relationships with friends and family<br />Loss of inhibitions<br />Mood changes or emoti...
Health Issues<br />Nosebleeds<br />Runny nose<br />Sores, spots around mouth<br />Queasy, nauseous<br />Seizures<br /> Vom...
School Issues<br />Truancy<br />Loss of interest in activities, hobbies or sports<br />Having discipline problems(detentio...
Other signs<br />Finding empty aerosol cans/alcohol bottles<br />Money/valuables missing<br />Finding rolling papers, bong...
What to do if you think someone is using?<br />Ask them<br />-   don’t be confrontational<br />show concern & love<br />be...
Be specific about your concerns<br /><ul><li>Tell them what you see (signs of using), causes of concern
Explain how behavior/appearance has changed</li></ul>Don’t make excuses<br />Set limits and consequences<br /><ul><li>Writ...
Lay down rules
Set firm consequences
Be consistent
Monitor behavior </li></ul> Get professional help   <br />
Outpatient counseling services in Owensboro that provide adolescent drug/alcohol services:<br />Back to Basics Counseling ...
Adolescent inpatient drug/alcohol treatment facilities in Kentucky:<br />Lighthouse Adolescent Recovery Center	Rivendell B...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Recognizing Drugs And

55,879 views

Published on

Published in: Education, Health & Medicine
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
55,879
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
12
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Recognizing Drugs And

  1. 1. Recognizing drugs and drug use behaviorDiana Rumage, BS, CADCSummer Bell, LCSWJan 12, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Statistics<br />Types of drugs<br />Information on specific drugs<br />Signs & symptoms of drug use<br />What to do if you suspect your child is using<br />Resources for treatment<br />
  3. 3. Statistics<br />In 2002 illegal drug use cost Americans close to $181 billion ($129 billion in lost productivity, $16 billion in healthcare costs & $36 billion in other costs, such as efforts to stem the flow of drugs).<br />In 2008, 2 million Americans age 12 and older abused inhalants.<br />Teenagers whose parents talk to them regularly about dangers of drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs – 1 in 4 teens reports having these conversations.<br />8.9% of youth ages 12-17 have misused inhalants.<br />1 in 5 teens have used inhalants in their lifetime.<br />2 in 5 teens have used marijuana.<br />15.4% of 12th graders reported using a prescription drug nonmedically within the past year.<br />
  4. 4. Types of Drugs<br />Depressants – alcohol, valium, xanax, clonipin, GHB, rohypnol<br />Stimulants - meth, adderall, ritalin, cocaine/crack, ecstasy, nicotine<br />Hallucinogens – LSD, Mescaline, mushrooms<br />Opiates – codeine, heroin, morphine, oxycodone, vicodin, lortab<br />Others – steroids, DXM, inhalants, ketamine, PCP<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. Darvocet<br />Vicodin<br />
  7. 7. Oxycontin<br />Lortab<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9.
  10. 10. Crystal meth<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12.
  13. 13.
  14. 14.
  15. 15.
  16. 16.
  17. 17. Dextromethorphan (DXM)<br />
  18. 18.
  19. 19. Cocaine<br />
  20. 20.
  21. 21. <ul><li>Hallucinogens</li></li></ul><li>
  22. 22. Signs of Substance Abuse<br />Personal Appearance<br />Personal Habits<br />Behavioral Issues<br />Health Issues<br />School Issues<br />
  23. 23. Personal Appearance<br />Messy, shows lack of caring of appearance<br />Poor hygiene <br />Track marks <br />Burns or soot on fingers or lips<br />Chapped lips and area around the lips<br />Dilated pupils<br />
  24. 24. Personal Habits or Actions<br />Clenching teeth<br />Chewing gum or mints to cover-up breath<br />Heavy use of otc meds to reduce eye reddening, nasal irritation or bad breath<br />Frequently breaks curfew<br />Avoiding eye contact<br />Reckless driving, car accidents<br />“munchies” or sudden appetite<br />Having no appetite<br />
  25. 25. Behavioral Issues<br />Change in relationships with friends and family<br />Loss of inhibitions<br />Mood changes or emotional instability<br />Loud, obnoxious behavior<br />Sullen, withdrawn, depressed<br />Unusually tired<br />Deceitful or secretive<br />Unable to speak intelligibly, slurred speech <br />Makes endless excuses<br />Decreased motivation<br />
  26. 26. Health Issues<br />Nosebleeds<br />Runny nose<br />Sores, spots around mouth<br />Queasy, nauseous<br />Seizures<br /> Vomiting<br />Wetting lips or excessive thirst (cotton mouth)<br />Sudden or dramatic weight loss or gain<br />Sweatiness<br />Depression<br />Skin abrasions/injuries<br />
  27. 27. School Issues<br />Truancy<br />Loss of interest in activities, hobbies or sports<br />Having discipline problems(detention, suspension) <br />Low grades<br />Sleeping in class<br />
  28. 28. Other signs<br />Finding empty aerosol cans/alcohol bottles<br />Money/valuables missing<br />Finding rolling papers, bongs, eye drops, butane lighters, aluminum foil, razors, disassembled writing pens for straws, bent spoons, syringes<br />Disappearance of prescription drugs or over-the-counter pills<br />
  29. 29. What to do if you think someone is using?<br />Ask them<br />- don’t be confrontational<br />show concern & love<br />be direct<br />try not to be defensive<br />listen<br />
  30. 30. Be specific about your concerns<br /><ul><li>Tell them what you see (signs of using), causes of concern
  31. 31. Explain how behavior/appearance has changed</li></ul>Don’t make excuses<br />Set limits and consequences<br /><ul><li>Write a contract with you kids - design rules and regulations that work for both of you
  32. 32. Lay down rules
  33. 33. Set firm consequences
  34. 34. Be consistent
  35. 35. Monitor behavior </li></ul> Get professional help <br />
  36. 36. Outpatient counseling services in Owensboro that provide adolescent drug/alcohol services:<br />Back to Basics Counseling – 684-3500 – 227 St. Ann St.<br />Rivervalley Behavioral health – 689-6800 – 1100 Walnut<br />Lighthouse Counseling Services – 689-0073 – 920 Frederica St.<br />
  37. 37. Adolescent inpatient drug/alcohol treatment facilities in Kentucky:<br />Lighthouse Adolescent Recovery Center Rivendell Behavioral Health <br /> 1935 Bluegrass Avenue 1035 Porter Pike Road<br /> Louisville, KY 40215 Bowling Green, KY 42103<br /> 502-366-0705 1-800-548-2621<br />  www.Rivendellbehavioral.com<br /> Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health <br /> 3909 S. Wilson Road Ten Breock Hospital<br /> Radcliff, KY 40160 8521 LaGrange Road<br /> 270-351-9444 Louisville, KY 40242<br />  1-502-426-6380<br /> The Ridge www.tenbroeck.com<br />3050 Rio Dosa Drive<br />Lexington, KY 40509<br />1-800-548-2621<br />www.ridgebhs.com<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  38. 38. Counseling for Adults<br />Counseling Associates Counseling Center OMHS<br />1316 Frederica St. 1000 Breckinridge Sr.<br />686-7999 691-5900<br />Healthpark Counseling Services <br />1006 Ford Ave<br />688-4811<br />Lighthouse Counseling<br />920 Frederica St<br />689-0073<br />
  39. 39. Drug/ Alcohol InpatientTreatment for Adults<br />OASIS (women only) – 685-0260<br />Boulware – 683-8267<br />RiverValley – 1-800-769-4920<br />Addiction Helpline – 683-3221, 684-7084<br />
  40. 40. References<br />NIDA, P.O. Box 30642, Bethesda, MD 20824-0652<br />U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration<br />Partnership for a Drug-free America<br />Substance abuse: The Nation’s Number One Health Problem.<br />NIDA, Monitoring the future survey<br />Youtube.com<br />
  41. 41. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nukxci4aMI&feature=related<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WBUfolbdpc&feature=related#watch-main-area<br />

×