Presentation on theme: "Teen Trends Increasing Awareness…we cant fix what we dont know. Clothing…Music…Social Media How everyday things are connected to drugs/alcohol."— Presentation transcript:
Teen Trends Increasing Awareness…we cant fix what we dont know. Clothing…Music…Social Media How everyday things are connected to drugs/alcohol
Understanding what we see & hear Clothes Music Social Media Drugs Alcohol Alcopops What can we do? And where do we start?
Clothes… what they say without you knowing Many stores you see/use promote drug trade and culture. Old Navy, Pacific Sunwear, Hastings, Journeys, Urban Outfitters, Spencers, Zumiez, Hot Topic, American Eagle SeedleSs (Think green & grow yur mind) SRH (Stoners Reeking Havoc) DGK (Dirty Ghetto Kids) Kush JBD (Jerome Baker Design) Juggalos
Music… what are our kids listening to? Many songs on the radio promote drug use. Like a G6 by Far East Movement (bottles, slizzard, marijuana) Black & Yellow by Wiz Khalifa (pills, marijuana, drinking) Rehab by Amy Winehouse Insane in the Brain by Cypress Hill Smoke that cushe by Lil Wayne Other bands to look for: Kottenmouth Kings, Insane Clown Posse, Taylor Gang, Twiztid, Snoop Dog, Soopa Villainz
Social Media… the important role it plays For all you heavy drinkers, or individuals desperately in need of a college keg party conversation starter – we present this recycled steel, combo belt buckle and bottle opener.Ad line for belt buckle with bottle opener Good shoe for Skateboarding or everyday walking and wear. One thing that is great is that it has a Stash Pocket and are very comfortable and sturdy.Ad line for DVS Shoes Drink one of these and you wont remember Sh!t.Ad line for a popular alcopop. Musicians Movies Video Games TV Internet Advertising
Drugs… Bath Salts-- Make no mistake: These are not bath salts like those you would use in your bath. Marketing them as bath salts and labeling them 'not for human consumption,' they have been able to avoid them being specifically enumerated as illegal. A drug test will pick up MDPV and 5 strands of the drug, but the only way we know if someone has used bath salts specifically is if they tell you they have. They snort it, shoot it, mix it with food and drink. SlangBliss, Snow Blow 9/13/11 Update: The DEA emergency ban will take effect in 30 days and will make it illegal to possess or sell mephedrone, methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and methylone -- all key ingredients for "bath salts" -- or any products which contain the chemicals for one year while the DEA works with the Department of Health and Human Services to "further study whether these chemicals should be permanently controlled."
Drugs…continued Spice Synthetic marijuana that is still legal in Montana. Signs of Spice abuse include but are not limited to: lack of eye convergence, rigid muscle tone and vomiting. Ecstasy Pills are coming in many different forms targeted for our youth…Hello Kitty, Garfield, Snoopy, Dragonflies, Dolphins, Obama etc. Marijuana Nationally~higher rate of illegal marijuana use among youth is medical marijuana state. What does 420 mean to you?
Drugs…continued New Tobacco Products Cough Medicine Abuse aka: Sizzurp Slizzard: Drunk off cough syrup Slang: Purple drank, drank, lean, purple lean, triple C, robotippin, orange crush…
Alcohol… 4X more likely to be alcohol dependent if start drinking before age 21 (fact is based on research showing how alcohol affects the brain-specifically the frontal lobe) Underage drinkers are 20% of the market Average age of first drink is 13…we need to start education/prevention at age 11 or before Popular drinking games: Flip Cup and Beer Pong What is Binge Drinking? Men=5 drinks per 2 hour period Women=4 drinks per 2 hour period
Alcopops… Popular beverages such as: Mikes Hard Lemonade, Smirnoff Ice Energy drinks with alcohol are very popular with youth right now. They cost less, produce a different drunk, and are easier to get. Caffeine + Alcohol. Common brands are: Charge, Sparks, Tilt, Blast, Joose, Core and Four Loko. (Four Loko was also called liquid cocaine as it contained the caffeine of energy drinks mixed with 12% alcohol. Due to its death toll the FDA regulated the beverage and it will no longer contain caffeine.)
What can we do?? 200,000 adolescents visit the ER per year due to drug/alcohol use. Change the way people start thinking Social media Perceptions Youth copy adults… Prevention (and prevention groups) Zero tolerance with consistency Put a limit/lock on social network sites Call center for kids
Websites & References… more help Officer Jermaine Gallowaywww.tallcopsaysstop.com www.samhsa.gov Google searches and images Dancesafe.org Erowid.org Bluelight.ru Urbandictionary.com Lyricsmania.com Wikipedia Drugfree.org