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Drug abuse

prescription and over the counter drugs

drug abuse by:emma newton

Decision Making:A girls walks up to you before the S.A.T. test and asks you if you want to take some of her A.D.H.D meds to focus on the test. What do you do?1 identify the decision to be made should I take the medication or not 2 brain storm all possible optionsI can politely say no thank you I can take the pill 3 identify all the positive and negative outcomes of each option positive i know that i did the right thingno opportunity to get in trouble negativeshe might get mad at meacuse me of doing something positivefocus on test and get a good grade negativeget addicted get caught 4 make a decision and follow through i said no thank you to the pill 5 reflect on your decision that was made I'm glad that I didn't take the drug because of many reasons like that I could of gotten addictive and could of hurt myself or someone else

1. I think people would be more addicted to like learning disabilities medication like ADHD meds.Also maybe painkillers."The classes of prescription drugs most commonly abused are: opioid pain relievers, such as Vicodin or Oxycontin; stimulants for treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), such as Adderall, Concerta, or Ritalin; and central nervous system (CNS) depressants for relieving anxiety, such as Valium or Xanax. The most commonly abused OTC drugs are cough and cold remedies containing dextromethorphan."http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/prescription-over-counter-medications#references

2. Abusing prescription drugs can have negative short and long-term health consequences.3 Stimulant abuse can cause paranoia, dangerously high body temperatures, and an irregular heartbeat, especially if stimulants are taken in high doses or in ways other than in pill form.The abuse of opioids can cause drowsiness, nausea, constipation, and, depending on the amount taken, slowed breathing. Abusing depressants can cause slurred speech, shallow breathing, fatigue, disorientation, lack of coordination, and seizures (upon withdrawal from chronic abuse). Abuse of any of these substances may result in addiction.3 Abusing over-the-counter drugs that contain DXM—which usually involves taking doses much higher than recommended for treating coughs and colds—can impair motor function (such as walking or sitting up); produce numbness, nausea, and vomiting; and increase heart rate and blood pressure. Abusing any type of mind altering drug can affect judgment and inhibition and may put a person at heightened risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)https://www.ctclearinghouse.org/Topics/Customer-Files/Facts_On_Prescription_Over_The_Counter_Drugs_110612.pdf

3. I think that you can prevent addiction in many ways like maybe having self-control. "Self-control could be useful because if someone asks you if you want really any drug you should stop yourself from making the wrong decision . For their part, patients can take steps to ensure that they use prescription medications appropriately: always follow the prescribed directions, be aware of potential interactions with other drugs, never stop or change a dosing regimen without first discussing it with a healthcare provider, and never use another person's prescription"http://kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/drugs/prescription_drug_abuse.html


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