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Non-prescription Drugs

This Lesson Plan Produced By Your Drug Demand Reduction Program


What is dextromethorphan dxm
What is Dextromethorphan (DXM)?

  • Cough-suppressing ingredient found in variety of over-the-counter cold and cough medications

  • Dissociative anesthetic, meaning DXM effects can include hallucinations


What does it look like
What Does It Look Like?

Cough syrup, cough and cold tablets or gel caps that are available without a prescription

Also, dextromethorphan can be purchased in a powder form, often over the Internet



What are some of the signs that a person is using dxm
What are some of the signs that a person is using DXM?

  • Confusion

  • Dizziness

  • Double or blurred vision

  • Slurred speech

  • Impaired physical coordination


Some short term effects
Some Short-term Effects

  • Abdominal pain

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Rapid heart beat

  • Drowsiness

  • Numbness of fingers and toes

  • Disorientation


Some long term effects
Some Long-term Effects

  • Can contain other ingredients, such as acetaminophen; when taken in large quantities, can damage the liver

  • Abused with other drugs or alcohol can increase the dangerous physical effects


What is the dea federal classification schedule for dxm
What is the DEA Federal Classification Schedule for DXM?

There isn’t a DEA Federal Classification Schedule for DXM.


What is pseudo ephedrine
What is Pseudo-ephedrine?

It is a decongestant ingredient found in a variety of over-the-counter cold and cough medications.


What does it look like1
What Does It Look Like?

It is found in over-the-counter tablets and capsules.



What are some of the signs that a person is using pseudo ephedrine
What are some of the signs that a person is using pseudo-ephedrine?

  • Medically used to treat congestion associated with allergies, hay fever, sinus irritation, and the common cold

  • Used as key ingredient for production of methamphetamine


Some short and long term effects
Some Short and Long-term Effects pseudo-ephedrine?

  • No short or long-term effects listed by DEA for the abuse of pseudo-ephedrine

  • See those listed for methamphetamine


What is the dea federal classification schedule for pseudo ephedrine
What is the DEA Federal Classification Schedule for pseudo-ephedrine?

There isn’t a DEA Federal Classification Schedule for this drug.


Penalties for possession
Penalties for Possession pseudo-ephedrine?

  • Legally sold ingredients in prescription drugs

  • No penalties listed for either drug


As a member of cap what should you do if you know someone who is abusing non prescription drugs
As a member of CAP, what should you do if you know someone who is abusing non-prescription drugs?

Notify one of the following:

Deputy Commander for Cadets/Cadet Programs Officer

Chaplain/Moral Leadership Officer

Unit Commander


Why do people abuse either dxm or pseudo ephedrine
Why do people abuse either DXM or pseudo-ephedrine? who is abusing non-prescription drugs?

They don’t read the ingredients on over-the-counter medicines.

To feel better.

They think it won’t hurt them.

Just don’t care.

Sure, why not?


What are some of the ways you can say no to drugs without isolating yourself
What are some of the ways you can say “No” to drugs without isolating yourself?

I want to stay clean, man!

I’m scared of what it will do to me.

Leave me alone!

Forget it, Dude.

That’s crazy.

Not me! No time, no where, no how!


Summary
Summary without isolating yourself?

  • DXM can be abused even though it is readily available over the counter.

  • Pseudo-ephedrine does not have any DEA penalties listed, which can lead one to believe it is not dangerous.

  • So why would you want to use any form of methamphetamine or any product that is used in making methamphetamine?

  • Let the world notice you by the good things that you accomplish in life.


Lesson plan resources

DXM and Pseudo-ephedrine without isolating yourself? by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Available on www.drugfree.org

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Available on www.dea.gov

Lesson Plan Resources


Don t march with these guys say no to drugs
Don’t march with these guys, without isolating yourself?say NO to drugs!

DEAD MEN WALKING


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