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CURRENT DRUGS OF ABUSE. Karen P. McWhorter, LMSW, CPS & Angie Cano Garza Region 6 PRC Coordinator. Do you know what this is???. WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL????. Alcohol & Alcopops Cocaine Inhalants Heroin Marijuana. Specific Drugs of Abuse. Methamphetamine Prescription Drugs

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Karen P. McWhorter, LMSW, CPS


Angie Cano Garza

Region 6 PRC Coordinator

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Alcohol & Alcopops





Specific Drugs of Abuse

  • Methamphetamine

  • Prescription Drugs

  • Steroids

  • Tobacco

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Fact or Fiction???

  • Jenkem

  • Salvia

  • Dusting

  • Purple Stuff

  • Cheese or Queso

  • Strawberry Quik

  • Pantene Angel

  • Butt Chugging

  • Drunk tampons

  • Smoking alcohol

  • Poppy tea

  • Candy Dish

  • Shot Paks

  • Spice

  • Wet

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Fruit from the Crack Pipe

Devil’s Chocolate

Leroy Jenkems

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Collier County Sheriff's Office in Naples, Florida has confirmed issuing this internal bulletin on September 26, 2007. However, Sheriff's deputies admit they know of no confirmed instances of Jenkem use in their jurisdiction, and when WINK-TV News questioned several students at a local high school, all said they had never heard of the substance, let alone tried it.

Reports from other sources confirm possible use in other jurisdictions.

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Salvia divinorum


Diviner’s sage

Maria Pastora

Sage of seers

Ska Maria Pastora

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Salvia users take the drug

in several forms.

Fresh leaves can be wadded together and chewed, while dried leaves can be smoked. Salvia is also brewed as a tea or converted into a liquid extract then vaporized for inhalation

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Tampons soaked in vodka and inserted vaginally or rectally (in females and males)

Results in a faster high as the unprotected mucous membranes absorb the alcohol more quickly

Very popular in Europe and South America, especially Columbia. The Council has responded to an incident involving a Houston girl at a local high school.

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Dusting is a form of huffing or inhalant abuse,

specifically the use of canned, aerosolized computer keyboard cleaner containing compressed gas

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Buttchug, Niles, Beer Enema, Beer Funnel,

The Derelicts

Consumption of beer/alcohol rectally, using a funnel and tube (beer bong) to administer the alcohol as an enema.

Alcohol administered as an enema has 3x the effect of alcohol taken orally.

While there are YouTube videos of youth doing this, The Council is not aware of any reported incidents in Houston, Tx, to date.


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Syrup, Sizzurp, Lean, Drank, Barre, and Purple Jelly

Soft drink mixed with prescription-strength cough syrup containing codeine and promethazine (or OTC cough syrup with dextromethorphan)

Promoters developed a legal soft drink version with natural herbs that promote relaxation: Rosehips, Valerian Root, and either L-Theanine, or Melatonin.

Both the legal drink or illegal version come in a variety of flavors – in the illegal version, the addition of a Jolly Rancher candy to a cup of purple drank creates a spectrum of colors, “Rainbow Colors.”

Popular in rap and hip hop music.

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Alcohol is poured over dry ice causing an alcohol vapor

Users inhale the vapor, delivering alcohol directly to the lungs

Users have a more rapid and intense buzz

Two Youtube videos:

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Black tar heroin combined with crushed Tylenol PM tablets

Highly addictive and very dangerous

Tan-colored powder usually snorted through the nose with a tube,

straw, or small ballpoint pen

Packaged in a small paper bindle or zip lock baggie

Can be bought for as little as $2

Popular among Hispanic juveniles, both male and female

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To combat the bitter taste

of methamphetamines,

some cooks are adding

flavoring that gives the

drug a strawberry flavor

and turns its trademark

crystals bright pink.

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Pantene Angel

Pantene brand shampoo contains an additive that when injected will

get the user high

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Mistakenly considered to be a “healthy” alternative for a pain reliever, sleep aid, cough suppressant, an intoxicant, and/or a mild relaxant.

Poppy seeds can be purchased at grocery stores and health food stores. Poppy pods can be purchased at hobby and craft stores.

Highly addictive. Potency of poppy pods varies dramatically from one variety to another and from one crop to the next, which has resulted in overdose and deaths.

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Shotpaks – 17% alcohol

.99 each…

Featured on the Today show in July

Target Audience: YOUTH

The Center for Alcohol Marketing and Youth

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Spice is a brand name for a mixture of herbs as an incense, as well as over the Internet as a "herbal smoking blend." It is usually smoked for its cannabis-like effects which are believed to be caused by a mixture of synthetic cannabinoid drugs. Several different "flavours" of Spice have been marketed which have been shown to contain different proportions of the synthetic cannabinoid active ingredients, and reportedly produce subtly different effects.

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Liquid “O”

Umm….is that appropriate to talk about here??

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Umm….is that appropriate to talk about here??

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Marijuana or tobacco cigarettes soaked in embalming fluid and/or PCP (angel dust). Causes violent and psychotic side effects; symptoms of use are spaced out and dissociative. The high can last from 6 hours to 3 days.

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Did you know???


10602 Fm 1960 Road West

Local 420’s

3624 Washington Ave.

8226 Gulf Freeway

4121 North Freeway

  • Smoke and Toke








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So what are WE doing?

  • Prevention Education

  • Parent Education Groups

  • Teen Groups

  • Interventions with substance abusing parents involved with CPS

  • S2S Peer Mentor

  • Alternative activities

  • Health fairs and presentations

  • Forming Relationships

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As an adult what can YOU do?

  • Send clear, consistent no-use messages to youth

  • Model appropriate behavior regarding the use of alcohol

  • TALK to youth about your expectations and the danger of use

  • Plan structured, supervised fun alcohol, tobacco and other drug-free activities for youth

  • Get youth involved with their community – provide meaningful roles

  • Form positive relationships with the youth you come in to contact with

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As a parent what can YOU do?

  • Send clear, consistent no-use messages to your children

  • Model appropriate behavior regarding the use of alcohol

  • TALK to youth about your expectations and the danger of use – have family dinners 4 or more times every week

  • Form positive relationships with your children

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What parents can do cont’d

  • Provide supervision and structured activities for your children – especially in the summer months

  • Control access to prescription medications, items of possible abuse (aerosols, gas, solvents cough syrup, etc.), tobacco, and alcohol

  • Create a household contract around the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

  • Know where your child is going and who he/she is hanging out with

  • Monitor your child’s Internet and cell phone usage

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  • Intervention Services

  • Workplace Services

  • Information & Referral

  • Education Classes

  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment

  • Continuing Education

  • Prevention Services

  • Women’s & Children’s Services

  • Aftercare & Recovery Support

  • Specialized Services for Seniors

  • Recovery Community Programs & Services

Contact Information

Karen McWhorter, LMSW, CPS

(281) 686-3462

[email protected]

Angie Cano Garza

(281) 200-9118

[email protected]