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Generation Rx - Teen Presentation

A presentation for teens in our community to stress the risks of prescription drug use and abuse.
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Christa Herbst

on 28 August 2013

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Transcript of Generation Rx - Teen Presentation

Approximately how many prescriptions are purchased in the United States each year?
What do you think?
A. 3,800
B. 380,000
C. 3.8 Million
D. 3.8 Billion
E. 3.8 Trillion
Approximately how many prescriptions are purchased in the United States each year?
What do you think?
A. 3,800
B. 380,000
C. 3.8 Million
D. 3.8 Billion
E. 3.8 Trillion
The stats, myths, and risks
of prescription drug abuse.
WHY are so many prescriptions purchased each year?
Does this butterfly make you sleepy?
Direct to Consumer Advertising - prescription drug companies are allowed to advertise their products on television, radio, and in magazines. Regular consumers, people just like you and I, see these advertisements each and every day.
How many countries in the WORLD allow
direct to consumer advertising?
What do you think?
Preventing the Misuse and
Abuse of Prescription Medications

Generation Rx
A growing culture of
self-diagnosis and
self-prescribing.
Pharmaceutical Populism:
What is self-diagnosis?
The stats, myths, and risks
of prescription drug abuse.
What do you think?
How many Americans (age 12+)
abused

a prescription medication last year?
A. 7,000
B, 70,000
C, 700,000
D. 7 Million
E. 70 Million
How many Amerians (age 12+) abused
a prescription medication last year?
A. 7,000
B, 70,000
C, 700,000
D. 7 Million
E.

70 Million
Prescription for Danger
Of these 7 million abusers, what do you think is most abused?
Pain Relievers -- 2,147,000
Marijuana -- 2,060,000
Tranquilizers -- 1,232,000
Cocaine -- 906,000
Ecstasy -- 781,000
Inhalants -- 775,000
Stimulants -- 642,000
LSD -- 270,000
Sedatives -- 198,000
Heroin -- 106,000
PCP -- 58,000
What are examples of Pain Relievers?
Tranquilizers?
Stimulants?
Sedatives?
Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycontin
Xanax, Valium
Adderall, Ritalin
Ambien, Sonata, Lunesta
What do we have access
to today that makes
self-diagnosis easier?
What are the pros and
cons of this?
What exactly IS drug abuse?
A. Taking a prescription drug that was not prescribed for you.
B. Taking more of a prescription drug than was prescribed.
C. Taking a prescription drug for a reason other than you're supposed to.
D. All of the above
What do you think?
Prescription for Danger
Top five drugs used by 12th graders
1. Marijuana
2. Vicodin
3. Amphetamines
4. Cough Medicine
5. Sedatives and Tranquilizers
Why are each of these drugs abused?
The Stats:
1 in 5
teens report abusing a medication that was not prescribed to them.
1 in 3
teens reports knowing someone who abuses prescription drugs.
Every day,
2,500
teens aged 12-17 will abuse a prescription pain reliever for the very first time.
What do you think?
A. To get high
B. To relieve pain
C. To improve their grades
D. To "fit in"
E. All of the above
A. To get high
B. To relieve pain
C. To improve their grades
D. To "fit in"
E. All of the above
What do you think?
Teens don't believe that prescription drugs are dangerous, addictive, or illegal (when compared to their illicit counterparts).
Reality:
Prescription drugs are just as dangerous and can be as easily addictive as street drugs.
Possessing a prescription drug without a prescription is
illegal
and considered a
felony offense
.
What happens in Missouri?
12.4 people per every 100,000 will suffer a drug-induced death
6,500 people will seek drug treatment for stimulant, opiate, or tranquilizer abuse
Missouri leads the nation in methamphetamine use
Why are our rates so high?
Missouri does not currently have a prescription drug monitoring program.
These programs, when instituted, allow for monitoring of a patient's prescriptions at each pharmacy they use. It can limit a person's controlled substance use and prevent abuse.
What can
YOU
do to help?
Write to your legislator!
Encourage your friends and family to utilize Drug Take Back days!
Seek help when it is needed!
Missouri is the only state in the entire country lacking a PDMP. The legislation has been developed, it just needs passed.
Twice each year the DEA partners with the community to take back all leftover and unwanted prescription tablets.
If you or someone you know need help, try these options:
Family Counseling Centers of Missouri - (573) 449-3953
Pathways Community Behavioral Health - (573) 449-4770
Phoenix Programs - (573) 442-7026
Missouri University Psychiatric Center - (573) 884-1300
It is important to recognize that you can recover from drug abuse.


Want to help prevent abuse?
visit http://yc2.org and learn about the Columbia Youth Community Coalition.
Questions?
Thanks for allowing us to share this information with you.
UMKC School of Pharmacy at MU
Christa Herbst & Brandy Fountain
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