Prescription Drugs and Painkillers

Never use prescription drugs or painkillers unless needed!

By Tommy Koba

Slang Terms


Prescription Drugs
  • Adds
  • Tussin
  • Footballs
  • Bars
  • Roofies


Painkillers
  • Hillbilly Heroin
  • OC's
  • Smurfs
  • Eighties

Effects

Long Term

  • Dependence
  • Effects your cardiovascular system like heroin


Short Term

  • Depend for what type of prescription drug/painkiller it is
  • It is addictive

It is usually taken in orally and it can be a opioid, depressant, or a stimulant.

Statistics

  • 50% of teens thought that prescription drugs are less harmful than traditional street drugs
  • In 2007, 2.5 million Americans abused prescription drugs/painkillers for the first time
  • In 2007, 1,000 people died from an overdose of the painkiller Fentanyl

Some of the most abused prescription drugs

How most people get addicted

Most people will have the drug that they get addicted to prescribed to them, and they will get addicted while using it. They will get addicted because they use it longer then needed, or because they like the feeling that it gives there body, so they will just keep buying it off the streets.

Advice

If someone ever offers you a prescription drug or painkiller, remember that you can be killed by only one try.