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Bell Ringer/ Journal Pick up a Journal from the desk and go back to your squad to answer. What is the difference between prescription drugs and over-the- counter medicines? Try to name some examples of a prescription drug and an over-the-counter medicine.
Pre-Test Grab a Pre-test from the desk and take back to squad to answer. Do your best even if you do not know the answer. Work quietly
What are prescription drugs? These are drugs that are prescribed by a doctor for some type of medical condition.
What are the most commonly abused prescriptions? 1. Opioids 2. Stimulants 3. Depressents
What is prescription drug abuse? When someone takes a medication that was prescribed for someone else or takes their own medication in a way that it was not intended for.
Some street names for the three most common abused prescriptions. Opioids- oxy, vikes, hillbilly, and happy pills Stimulants- uppers, speed, smart drug, and skippy Depressents- candy, downers, sleeping pills, and tranks
Center of disease Control and Prevention A 2009 survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that prescription drug abuse is on the rise, with 20% of teens saying they have taken a prescription drug without a doctor's prescription
Side Effects from abusing these Taking just one large dose of a Opioids can lead to difficulty breathing and death. Taking a high dose of a stimulant can cause high body temperature, seizure, and death. Mixing depressants with other medication can slow the heart and respiration and cause death.
Commonly used and prescribed prescription drugs. Opioids- Oxycontin, Percocet, and Vicodin (treat severe and chronic pain) Stimulants- Adderall and Ritalin (treat ADHD, sleep disorder, and depression Depressents- Valium, Xanax, and Ambien (treat people that have anxiety or cannot sleep)
Over-the-counter medicine You do not need a prescription for these The most common one is DXM or Dextromethorphan. This is found most commonly in cough and cold medicines
What is DXM and how is it abused Dextromethorphan is the is the active ingredient found in many over-the-counter cough and cold medications. This is taken oraly, usually as a liquid syrup or pill. People who abuse it take it in large doses.
Side effects and street names for DXM It can alter the brain making you feel detached from the environment and not oneself. Street names for this are candy, dex, robo, and skittling.
Tips for taking prescription drugs or medicine. Do not take someone elses prescriptions. Do not increase or decrease the dosage without checking with your doctor. Make a note of the effects it has on you to tell your doctor. Keep any information your pharmacist gives your about the drug. Read the label and directions.