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Teens and prescription drug abuse parent

  1. 1. Teens and PrescriptionTeens and Prescription Drug AbuseDrug Abuse Catherine TreacyCatherine Treacy
  2. 2. Prescription Pain PillsPrescription Pain Pills OpiatesOpiates - prescribed because of their- prescribed because of their analgesic (pain relieving) properties.analgesic (pain relieving) properties. - if taken as prescribed, they can- if taken as prescribed, they can manage pain effectively.manage pain effectively.
  3. 3. Commonly abused pillsCommonly abused pills  vicodin (hydrocodone)vicodin (hydrocodone)  percocet (oxycodone)percocet (oxycodone)  oxycontinoxycontin  fentynlfentynl  tramadoltramadol  clonazepam (epilepsy/seizure)clonazepam (epilepsy/seizure)  soboxonesoboxone  methadonemethadone  stratterastrattera  ritalinritalin  adderaladderal  concertaconcerta
  4. 4. Tramadol
  5. 5. Slang terms for Pain PillsSlang terms for Pain Pills  OCOC  Oxy 80’sOxy 80’s  VicsVics  Watson- 357Watson- 357  PercsPercs  Mixed BagMixed Bag
  6. 6. Methods of useMethods of use  Ingesting pillIngesting pill  SnortingSnorting  Injecting (IV)Injecting (IV)
  7. 7. General Indicators of OpiateGeneral Indicators of Opiate abuseabuse  Low, raspy voiceLow, raspy voice  LethargyLethargy  Low pulse rateLow pulse rate  ““On the nod”On the nod”  Itching, especiallyItching, especially facial itchingfacial itching  Lack of balance,Lack of balance, coordinationcoordination  Body tremorsBody tremors  Feeling cold,Feeling cold, clammy skinclammy skin  Lower pulse rate &Lower pulse rate & blood pressureblood pressure  SLOW internal clockSLOW internal clock
  8. 8. Symptom of opiate useSymptom of opiate use
  9. 9. Physical WithdrawalPhysical Withdrawal  Can start within few hours of last useCan start within few hours of last use  Signs include:Signs include: – RestlessnessRestlessness – Irritable moodIrritable mood – Muscle/ bone painMuscle/ bone pain – InsomniaInsomnia – Diarrhea/ vomitingDiarrhea/ vomiting – Cold flashes w/ goose bumpsCold flashes w/ goose bumps – Kicking movementsKicking movements – Severe cravingsSevere cravings (peak within 48/72 hours and usually last up to(peak within 48/72 hours and usually last up to 1 wk)1 wk)
  10. 10. Teen PerceptionsTeen Perceptions MythMyth- prescription drugs provide a- prescription drugs provide a medically safe highmedically safe high – ““responsible”, “controlled”, “safe”responsible”, “controlled”, “safe” (Friedman, 2006)(Friedman, 2006) – Safer than street drugs, even if not prescribedSafer than street drugs, even if not prescribed specifically for them.specifically for them. – 1 in 3 see nothing wrong with using pills once1 in 3 see nothing wrong with using pills once in a whilein a while – 3 in 10 don’t believe they are addictive3 in 10 don’t believe they are addictive (PATS, 2006)(PATS, 2006)
  11. 11. AvailabilityAvailability  47% of teens who use prescription pills47% of teens who use prescription pills got them from a friend or relativegot them from a friend or relative (NSDUH, 2006)(NSDUH, 2006)  60% say it’s easy to get pills from parent’s60% say it’s easy to get pills from parent’s medicine cabinets. 50% say it’s easy tomedicine cabinets. 50% say it’s easy to get pills through other people’sget pills through other people’s prescriptions.prescriptions.  52% say they are “available everywhere”52% say they are “available everywhere” (PATS, 2006)(PATS, 2006)
  12. 12. AvailabilityAvailability  56% say prescription pills are easier to get56% say prescription pills are easier to get than illegal drugsthan illegal drugs (PATS, 2006)(PATS, 2006)  More teens have been offered pills thanMore teens have been offered pills than any other illicit drug, except marijuanaany other illicit drug, except marijuana  14 y.o. are 4 times more likely than14 y.o. are 4 times more likely than 13 y.o. to be offered pills.13 y.o. to be offered pills. (CASA, 2006)(CASA, 2006)

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