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Generation Rx

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Shane Salimnejad

on 16 October 2014

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Transcript of Generation Rx

Slide 1
America
is
NOW
with its largest drug problem ever....
THE
THREAT
WON'T BE
FOUND ON
OUR
STREETS
BIGGEST
America's biggest drug problem...
...is in our medicine cabinets
Prescription drug abuse in on the rise
Between 6 and 7 MILLION Americans have abused prescription medications in the past month
Nearly 7,000 Americans initiate medication misuse or abuse every day
Everyday, approximately 2,500 young people between the ages of 12 and 17 years old abuse a prescription drug for the first time
Can anybody guess the top
5
drugs being abused by 12th graders?
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Marijuana
Adderall
Vicodin
Cough Medicine
Tranquilizers
The Scales are
Tipping...

PAINKILLERS
SEDATIVES AND TRANQUILIZERS
STIMULANTS
Prescription drug abuse is
getting out of hand due to
a handful of
MYTHS
MYTH- prescription medications are SAFER than illegal drugs
TRUTH- Unintentional drug
poisoning is now the
2nd leading cause
of accidental
death in the U.S.
MYTH- It must be more difficult for kids to get their hands on prescription drugs
TRUTH- Majority of
teens report that prescription drugs are easier to get than illegal
"street" drugs
We must consider the health, legal, social, and personal development consequences
Drug treatment center admissions for prescription drug addictions have increased dramatically in recent years
Thousands of emergency department visits every year are related to prescription medication misuse or abuse
TRUTH
I
and
Consequences
There are a multitude
of drugs
with potential for abuse
and addiction
This problem needs to
be addressed
NOW...
...to keep our family and friends out of harms way...
...and give young
people the opportunity
to grow up
to do amazing
things.
SO WHAT CAN
WE
DO?
Store
prescription drugs and
dispose
of them properly
Participate in

medication disposal day
in your community
Avoid tendencies
to self-diagnose and self-prescribe
Model
safe medication-taking practices
for others
Talk
with your family members, friends, and neighbors
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