Prescription Drugs and Opioids
By Ana Sali and Hannah Tiner
What are opioids?
How are they abused?
How do they affect the brain?
What are other effects of prescription medications and opioids?
Can you get addicted?
Can you die from use?
How many teens use this drug?
Vicodin: 8th grade- 0.90 10th grade- 2.50 12th grade- 4.40
Oxycontin: 8th grade- 0.80 10th grade- 2.60 12th grade- 3.70
Teens are starting to take drugs more and more as they get older. A large percentage of teens even in our grade take drugs.
What should you do if someone needs help?
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALKSubstance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator at 1-800-662-HELP