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Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs. Medicines or Poison? . The Main Problems. Teens abuse prescription drugs just as much as marijuana and about half of the abuse drugs are painkillers. 50% of teens think prescription drugs are safe to use.

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Prescription and over the counter drugs

Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs

Medicines or Poison?


The main problems

The Main Problems

Teens abuse prescription drugs just as much as marijuana and about half of the abuse drugs are painkillers.

50% of teens think prescription drugs are safe to use.

Fentanyl has found to be 30 to 50 times more powerful than heroin.


Effects

Effects

  • Painkillers are powerful drugs that interfere with the nervous system’s transmission of the never signals we perceive as pain. The most commonly abused painkillers are, oxycodone, hydrocodone, meperidine, hydromorphone, and propoxyphene.

    Symptoms:

  • Constipation

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Dizziness

  • Confusion

  • Addiction

  • Respiratory Depression

  • Heart Attack

  • Coma

  • Death


Long term effects

Long Term Effects

  • Painkillers can lead to a physical dependence or the body adapts to the presence of the substance.

  • The body can even build up a tolerance, so each time they take the drug the need a higher dose to get the same feeling


Withdrawal

Withdrawal

Symptoms of withdrawal:

Restlessness

Muscle and bone pain

Insomnia

Diarrhea

Vomiting

Cold flashes with goose bumps

Involuntary leg movements


Keep it real

Keep it REAL

Refuse

Explain

Avoid

Leave


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