Prescription Drugs

By Tristan Ruelas

What is it?

A drug or a prescribed medicine.

How is it used?

Sniffed, shot, drink.

Street Names

reds, barbs, red birds, phennies, tooies, yellow.

Short term effects

  • Slow brain function

  • Lowered blood pressure

  • dizziness

  • Visual disturbance

Long term effects

  • Withdrawal symptoms

  • If you take too much and you raise the dose to a level you're not suppose to it could end up in a coma.

  • High blood sugar

  • Diabetes and weight gain

4 important facts.

  • Rohypnol users often describe its effects as “paralyzing.”

  • Opioids are drugs that act on the nervous system to relieve pain.

  • One study found that 14% of the young people taking an antidepressant became aggressive and even violent.

  • The average age for first-time user in now 13 to 14

  • In 2005 4.4 million teenagers(aged 12 to 17) in the US admitted to taking prescription painkillers.