Sunday, March 11, 2012

Teens & Prescription Drug Abuse Follow Up

Do you remember my original post about teens & prescription drug use/abuse?

Well I finally received my free kit!
Since I still love having all of the papers to flip through I
ordered the free kit.  The same information is also available on line!

If you are a school nurse and haven't ordered your free kit- you should!
There is some really great information.
I am working together with our freshman health teacher
to include the videos and handouts into his upcoming lesson plans!

It might be hard for some of you to believe,
but I see/hear about it frequently-
(some) teenagers do abuse and use prescription drugs for
reasons other than the intended reason.
It may seem innocent enough, but there can be severe consequences.

Not only do teens abuse prescription drugs
that were prescribed to someone else;
but they also abuse prescription drugs that were prescribed to them :(

I wish I could share all of the information I learned from
the Smart Moves, Smart Choices kit in this post- impossible.

School Nurses- Click Here to Order Your Own Free Kits!
Parents- Check out the link below!

Parents You Can Make A Difference Right Now!

click above for the Dr. Pinsky Parent Information Site

The blurb below is from the same parent site!

"As a parent, you can be influential today by

starting a conversation with your child and safeguarding

your teen from prescription drug abuse."

"It can be convenient for your teenager to get his or her hands on
prescription drugs right in your own home.
Getting high can be as simple as going
 into a medicine cabinet and taking a few pills out of a bottle.
Research shows that 65 percent of teens who have
abused prescription pain relievers say they got them from friends and relatives.
Many teens incorrectly believe that taking a prescription drug
to get high is less dangerous than taking illegal drugs.
Adding to the danger is that teens often
mix alcohol and other illegal drugs with prescription drugs."

View all material Here!

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