Slide 2: n everyday student, well adapted with what appears to be a fair support group of friends along with loving family, and his parents have no idea he is going to school every day and to parties at night stoned on prescription and over the counter drugs they probably found in their medicine cabinet.
Slide 3: One study found a 26 percent rise in teenage abuse of Oxycontin since 2002 and shows no sign of slowing down. In adults it has shown the propensity to spread in unexpected and otherwise calm areas where other drug use is not as prevalent. Other studies indicate teens and adults are finding new ways to get the drugs by faking symptoms or even buying online with no prescription from questionable sources; to say the least.
Slide 4: There is no shortage of ways that teens get their prescription drugs, raiding home medicine cabinets, calling in a parent’s prescription, forging signatures or surfing the Net. For adults a simple visit to a doctor with complaints of pain, sleep or stress will quickly provide them with a legal prescription to assist in feeding their addiction.
Slide 5: In reality though, most schools in America provide drugs of every kind, down every hallway and corridor. Metal detectors and drug dogs won’t stop them either; today’s youth associates itself with an Urban Outlaw mentality of self destruction where it’s so easy to justify the acquisition and use of any drug to the extent of perversity. Theirs is the culture of anything goes.
Slide 6: During these events if someone has a ‘bad trip’ on any of the drugs, their removal or immediate disposal to a hospital where no idea of what drug was taken can be provided. With these parties also come the obvious dangers of being abused sexually during a blackout or even death due to a sudden change in metabolism.