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Helpful tips REAL LIFE DRUG STORY VIDEOS – Drug Addiction Experiences – Teenage Drugs Stories The best way to convey the truth about drugs is through the words of those who have “been there.” By telling their stories, they can pass on what they have learned so others avoid going down the same path. Share this information with your friends. Drug education saves lives. “My goal in life wasn't was getting high. “It started with the weed, then the pills (Ecstasy) and acid, making cocktails of all sorts of drugs, even overdosing to make the rushes last longer. “I ended up homeless and on the streets, living and sleeping in a cardboard box, begging and struggling to find ways to get my next meal. “I asked myself if this is rock bottom, and I believe that it was.

Juegos para niños para prevenir el abuso de drogas Quizá no pasa por tu mente la posibilidad de los niños abusando de drogas en una edad temprana, pero muchos niños están expuestos a las drogas o el alcohol en algún punto durante sus años escolares. Es importante educarlos acerca de los peligros de las drogas cuando son pequeños. Haz que los niños participen en un par de actividades que les ayudarán a pensar porque deben decir "no". Juegos de rol Organiza algunos juegos de roles. Asigna a uno de los niños para que sea la persona que ofrece las drogas, o hazlo tu mismo. Crucigramas Hazlos jugar crucigramas como los que están disponibles en el sitio web de PBS Kids (ver Recursos). Juegos en línea Si los niños tienen acceso a una computadora, déjalos jugar juegos en línea que los eduquen sobre los efectos de la droga. por ejemplo, NIDA para Adolescentes tiene un juego de prueba llamado el Reto del Dr. Juego del globo inflado/desinflado

Before and After Recovery – Before and After Drugs Pictures Addiction is devastating. It takes away health, personal potential, rips apart families, and all too often claims lives. What follows are the images and stories of 10 remarkable individuals who have struggled with deeply entrenched addiction, and yet still made their way to sobriety. What follows are the stunning transformations of ten remarkable individuals who have successfully fought their addictions and come out the other side. Share this Infographic <a href=" src=" Toni IV Opiates 7 years addicted 25 years old When did you first try alcohol? Chris Opiates / Meth 5 years addicted 24 years old Coming Soon. Christie 10 years addicted 34 years old

Free Truth About Drugs Info Kit If you're interested in finding out more about the Foundation for a Drug-Free World or how you can become involved in drug-free activities in your area, we offer The Truth About Drugs Information Kit. Your FREE kit includes: Boxed set of 13 drug education booklets in The Truth About Drugsseries;Creating a Drug-free World DVD, with award-winning PSAs and a preview of The Truth About Drugs documentary;The Truth About Drugs Activities Manual. Please fill out the form to the right to receive your free kit. To process your request you agree that your contact data may be forwarded to the entity, nonprofit organization and/or service providers performing the fulfillment of the requested information and/or materials.

Ecstasy - Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts What is ecstasy? Effects of ecstasy Withdrawal Further information What is ecstasy? Please note that drugs sold as ecstasy may not contain any methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA); they can be a mix of amphetamine, paramethoxyamphetamine (PMA), ketamine, NBOMe, methylone or other substances. Ecstasy is a stimulant drug, which means it speeds up the messages travelling between the brain and body. Ecstasy contains the drug MDMA. Other names Eckies, E, XTC, pills, pingers, bikkies, flippers, molly1. How is ecstasy used? Ecstasy comes in a tablet form and is usually swallowed. Effects of ecstasy There is no safe level of drug use. Ecstasy affects everyone differently, based on: Size, weight and healthWhether the person is used to taking itWhether other drugs are taken around the same timeThe amount takenThe strength of the drug (varies from batch to batch) The effects of ecstasy are usually felt about 20 minutes to an hour after it’s taken and last for around 6 hours1. Coming down Long term effects 1. 2.

Drug overdose deaths hit record numbers in 2014 | CDC Online Newsroom Press Release Embargoed Until: Friday, December 18, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ETContact: Media Relations (404) 639-3286 From 2000 to 2014 nearly half a million Americans died from drug overdoses. Opioid overdose deaths, including both opioid pain relievers and heroin, hit record levels in 2014, with an alarming 14 percent increase in just one year, according to new data published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The most commonly prescribed opioid pain relievers, those classified as natural or semi-synthetic opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, continue to be involved in more overdose deaths than any other opioid type. Increases in prescription opioid pain reliever and heroin deaths are the biggest driver of the drug overdose epidemic. “The increasing number of deaths from opioid overdose is alarming,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. Drug overdose deaths are up in both men and women, in non-Hispanic whites and blacks, and in adults of nearly all ages.

Streetdrugs Index Page Home | drug info @ your library Emerging Trends | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Fake Prescription Drugs Laced with Fentanyl Posted on April 22, 2016 Media reports and official alerts in several U.S. communities (including Sacramento, CA and most recently, Carroll County, MD) are warning of counterfeit pain and anxiety medications that actually contain fentanyl, an extremely powerful, potentially deadly opioid. Surge in Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Posted on July 09, 2015 A surge in overdose deaths related to fentanyl, an opioid 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin, has prompted Baltimore health officials to launch a public health campaign to raise awareness among drug users. Fentanyl and other opioid overdoses can be reversed if the drug naloxone (Narcan) is administered promptly. Increasing Overdoses From Synthetic Cannabinoids (“Spice,” "K2,” etc.) in Several States Updated May 08, 2015 Recent surges in hospitalizations and calls to poison control centers linked to consumption of synthetic cannabinoid products--sold under brand names like “Spice,” “K2,” "No More Mr.

Drug Use Information | Drug effects Preventing Drug Use and Abuse "Just one tablet can't hurt." Yet there are news reports of healthy teenagers and young adults who have died after taking just one tablet. "Marijuana is harmless." Yet studies show that long term use of marijuana can lead to memory loss, respiratory and immune system problems. This kind of false information about drugs gets passed from person to person and weaves its way into our society. Arm yourself with information: educate yourself about the signs, symptoms and side effects of all the drugs. We know for a fact that accurate information about the signs, symptoms and side effects of drugs is the key to drug prevention and successful recovery from addiction. The info provided on these pages is a comprehensive resource of accurate drug information. Narconon Drug Information These pages detail the effects of these drugs: Hear it from those who have been there

2008 Youth is a stage of life characterised by rapid psychological and physical transition, where young people progress from being dependent children to independent adults. Young people may be inclined to experiment and take risks that could impact on their own health and wellbeing and have consequences for others. This article examines behaviours such as risky drinking, illicit drug use and dangerous driving by people aged 15-24 years. Youth is a period characterised by rapid psychological and physical transition, where young people progress from being dependent children to independent adults. In this stage of life, people may be vulnerable to the influences of peer pressure and popular culture, and may be inclined to experiment, push boundaries and take risks that could impact on their immediate and longer term health and wellbeing. In 2007, there were 2.9 million people aged 15-24 years, making up 14% of the total population. RISKY/HIGH RISK DRINKING(a) AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK - 2007

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