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Oxycontin This Lesson Plan Produced By Your Drug Demand Reduction Program. What is Oxycontin ?. Brand name for an opioid analgesic (pain reliver ) -- a narcotic Available by prescription only

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Oxycontin

This Lesson Plan Produced By Your Drug Demand Reduction Program

what is oxycontin
What is Oxycontin?

Brand name for an opioid analgesic (pain reliver) -- a narcotic

Available by prescription only

Used to treat moderate to severe pain when around-the-clock analgesic is needed for an extended period of time

what does it look like
What Does It Look Like?

Oxycontin is available in tablet form in five doses

Comes in five different colors depending on dosage

what are some of the signs that a person is using oxycontin
What are some of the signs that a person is using oxycontin?

Nausea

Vomiting

Mild itching

Loss of appetite

Weakness

some short term effects
Some Short-term Effects

Constipation

Sedation

Dizziness

Headache

Dry mouth

Sweating

Death

some long term effects
Some Long-term Effects

Slow/irregular/shallow breathing, dizziness upon standing, slow/fast/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes, uncontrolled muscle movements (tremors), vision changes

Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing

what is the dea federal classification schedule for oxycontin
What is the DEA Federal Classification Schedule for oxycontin?

Oxycontin is a DEA Federal Classification Schedule II drug, which is based on amount in possession and previous offenses.

penalties for possession
Penalties for Possession

Based on amount in possession and previous offenses

Up to individual states to set penalties

Many states have launched efforts to curb illegal use

as a member of cap what should you do if you know someone who is using oxycotin
As a member of CAP, what should you do if you know someone who is using oxycotin?

Notify one of the following:

Deputy Commander for Cadets / Cadet Programs Officer

Chaplain / Moral Leadership Officer

Unit Commander

why do people use oxycontin
Why do people use oxycontin?

Do not realize it will interact with other prescription drugs.

It is readily available from their parents.

Want to see what will happen.

Easily obtained by stealing from parents or friend's parents.

In the mix at a “Skittles” parties.

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?

Naw.

I’m okay.

Ain’t no way, José!

Nah, Dude.

That’s whack!

summary
Summary

Oxycontin can cause death

Even casual use can cause dependence and tolerance

Is the use of an illegally obtained drug worth putting yourself and family through this type of tragedy?

Other exciting activities and organizations can provide you with a natural “high”

lesson plan resources
Lesson Plan Resources
  • Oxycontinby National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    • Available on www.drugfree.org
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
    • Available on www.dea.gov