Prescription Drugs

by Gabriela and Morgan

What Is Prescription Drug Abuse?

When someone takes drugs prescribed to someone else. Also is they take their medicine for any reason, but what the doctor told them.

How Are Prescription Drugs Abused?

When a person takes drugs to get high. They may also take it to lose weight and because they think its not as dangerous because doctors tell people to take it.

How Does Prescription Drug Abuse Affect Your Brain?

Prescription Drugs affect your brain by reacting to the receptors that involve the perception of pain and pleasure.

What Are the Other Effects of Prescription Drugs?

Some of the effects are tiredness, sick to the stomach, constipation, being paranoid, heart beating too fast, slurred speech, shallow breathing, and lack of coordination.

Can You Get Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

Yes, prescription drugs that effect the brain, including opioid painkillers, stimulants, and depressants, may cause physical dependence that can turn into addiction.

Can You Die If You Abuse Prescription Drugs?

Yes you can die from an overdose.

How Many Teens Abuse Prescription Drugs?

About 18% of 12th graders abuse prescription drugs.

What Should I Do If Someone I Know Needs Help?

You should call,

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-talk

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator at 1-800-662-HELP or visit www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov.

What classification does your drug belong in?

The classification is Narcotics.
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