Prescription Drug Abuse

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Prescription Drug Abuse

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

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