Drugs at High Schools: More Pills Than Ever

Drugs at High Schools: More Pills Than Ever

Counseling is Integral to Successful Treatment
Teens Don’t Realize the Danger

We’ve been reporting frequently on the disturbing trend of prescription drugs becoming more and more the drugs of choice on college campuses.

Abuse of any prescription drug is potentially deadly and any prescription drug use can be habit forming.  Opiate drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin carry with them a particularly high risk of building tolerance in the individual leading to physical and mental addiction.  Also, the similarity in sensation of narcotic opiate painkillers is  identical to another well known opiate – heroin.  The evolution from Oxy addiction to heroin addiction and eventual overdose has been the main catalyst driving policy makers to re-think the legality of OxyContin.

A recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that was conducted in the second half of 2009 and released last month in June shows that High School students have caught on in record numbers to the recreational effects of various substances – OxyContin included.

Attention related drugs like Ritalin are still the most popular as the provide a boost to study sessions.  “Nationwide, 20.2% of students had taken prescription drugs (e.g., Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax) without a doctor’s prescription one or more times during their life.”

Seniors in high school are even more likely to have abused a prescription drug. Of course the percentage of college students who are abusing prescription drugs is even higher.  According to the Journal of Attention Disorders study,  who have used a drug in the last 30 days is disturbing – 7.5%.

The stimulants (Ritalin and Adderall)still seem to be the most popular drug of abuse, and we think there are two reasons for this:

a) they are able to give a boost to study sessions

b) they are more commonly prescribed to younger people (for ADD and ADHD) making them easier to divert to others that same age

Of course, along with the abuse of a stimulants like these is the precedent of changing moods via medications or “better living through chemistry.” Also along with an amphetamine like sensation of Adderall comes the need to “come down.”  To the teen who is experimenting, what more logical way  to chill out but to take another pill (like Xanax or Ambien) to relax? For a more extreme sensation – Vicodin or OxyContin.

If you are a parent concerned about your teen using drugs, it can be utterly bewildering how to proceed.  The relationship with teenagers is already fraught with difficult conversations and life transitions.  We recommend talking to a professional MFT, counselor, interventionist, or any other professional who has insight into the phenomenon of drug abuse and getting at risk youths the help they need.

Too many families have gotten the phone call that it is too late for them to ever have the conversation with their teen.  Don’t let this be you.

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  1. To find a way into the hearts of children, you must speak a truth, and leave your input alone, then watch your words form within their hearts….

    As it would seem, the Social Grace of the Rich is above the Law as long as the dollar support is at the back door.
     Do you wish to end this War and drug issue, then stage a protest march that will awaken the American People, then take this War / drug issue against Purdue Pharmaceutical Company…. I am tired of seeing our Men and Women of the United States Military die as the American Dollar supports our enemy.
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    International Boycott Of The Arabic Drug Empire Phase 2
    Welcome to FASC Concepts / The Day The World Stood Still / We are at War with a Drug Empire
     For nine years we have been at war and I still ask the big why ? Why is there a hands off policy that prevent the destruction of these poppy plants ? Did you know that American Dollars supported the Terrorist Attack on 9/11/2001, and thousands of lives have been lost. Who are the investors of the Pharmaceutical Company Purdue that makes Oxycontin and how are they above the Law ? Oxycontin is Heroin made from the opium / poppy plants. It is Illegal by Law to buy and resale Heroin. Purdue is responsible for the deaths on 9/11 and the on going addiction here in America. If it was Purdue who wished to be known as the largest heroin dealer in the USA, well congratulations and for showing the people who you do business with.
     This drug from the poppy plant and the fight against its use goes back around 4000 to 6000 years and man seeks to control that which has shown that the poppy plant is as nature selected, uncontrollable. This is like a old saying as the as the Scorpion stung the Frog as he swim across the water and the Frog said why did you do this , now both of us will die ? And the Scorpion said it is my nature….
     This is my War against the Arabic Drug Empire……
    Please allow me to share a concept with the People Of America, that will build for tomorrow. The Great Wall Of China in America. A 10 year project, and within the respect of why China built that wall and even as of today China makes money form that wall. This project will build towns and cities on both sides of the border and will bring peace and security. Another concepts is,
     To find a way into the hearts of children, first you must allow a truth to be shared and then let this share build within their hearts and you will see children open their minds to things not known.
    I read these things and I see where the Arabic Drug Empire is involved with the Mexican Drug Lords. What lost of understanding is that according to the faith of Bin Laden it is forbidden by God to walk among the infidels. That all infidels are to be vanquished from this world in order that the chosen ones will repopulate the world. It is a well known fact that the Arabic Drug Empire seek biological war tactics and it has been heard that a chemical balance is sought of how to implement Biological with Drugs, in order for it to be undetectable. The betraying of the Mexican Drug Lords by The Arabic Drug Empire will bring death to Mexico and the United States. Why should the Mexican Drug Empire take faith in my words, first If you and I stood before God I say to you that this is true it is the words of the streets that hold credit, and nothing is offered to them, The Mexican Drug Lords, dealing drugs is illegal.
     When I wrote my first ” Boycott” I just wanted to see the trickle effect it would have, with out stepping into a forth dimension and having my in site lost. The Arabic Drug Empire is the only one in the world that seeks to kill every last man woman and child in the world in order for their chosen few can repopulate the world….Our goal is for our words to go around the world, to be heard in the streets to the country until it reaches the White House and shakes the very foundation of this Government Institution. It is not what we say that counts in as much as, it is what we do not say that builds words of truth. Some say that a Boycott is a waist of time, but it would depend on what is said , to understand we wish to live and we fight with words of truth to in force our right, because we face inhalation through the miss use of a faith.
    It is not our goal to change a way a people think, but it is a goal to show only a truth, my goal is simple, to bring the destruction and down fall of this empire…
     Some people ask me not to post this that some will think that i am nuts, but hey, look at this stuff that people do because of drugs, I think that nuts fits this drug world real good.
     The following is also linked to drugs and Drug Empires that date back around 1000 years BC and a World and things not spoken of because of a intent for it to disappear from the knowledge of Mankind. A world so old that time its self had all most for got. A true story, also documented in history. That because of malevolent acts that is also ancient and is also documented history before Christ, the sacrileges committed against God in order to gain great wealth and to enslave nations through drugs, to build children into that they wish…. All of this is true and a fact of documentation of history. This sacrilege spoken of is in fact the sacrifice of life to spiritual evil. Even now documentation in Mexico and the United States , 1979 to 2000 reports filed and some cover ups now proved to be true. It is time to step away sit back and see what this drug dealing is doing and see those who have begun to lose their soul to this money making drug and the true and ancient evil bound to it. You do not have to take faith in my words for now, let your soul and mind speak to you. Some people seek proof of God, will, let me show you the essence of evil first and ah, will enjoy the ride, because it is said by thousands of people who do drugs that some how a door was opened to them a what came through to them, is only felt / sensed, and it stays in a darkness unseen to eyes, as it twist their soul into the thing of which they are not. As for me I read and I see that the fate of men is within their hands. So Im nuts huuu….Will I have shown you the links and a truth that you did not know, a world that should have been lost in knowledge of things so old and built within Empires, so help to pay this forward.
    So join Us International Boycott Of The Arabic Drug Empire Phase 2
     Henry Massingale / FASC Concepts in and for Pay It Forward covers the web post on google Drop by and see why we built a anti crime / war form in a Health Care Reform Concept. To strategically Rebuild America http://www.fascmovement.mysite.com on google look for page 1 american dream official site

  2. Did you know a lot of people do not know that this drug Oxy., is heroin ? This statement of, OxyContin is NOT heroin! is in error, Oxycontin is made from the Poppy Plant. you see the big lie was for it to never to be known, but now according to information over 45000 people have died and countless others are hooked. The FDA and the DEA turned their back and allowed this….
    American Business Men has turned the Afghan People into slaves and the stink of human waist is as sur-real as 9/11.
    You can not control this plant heroin, it is as nature intended for it to be. uncontrollable…
    This is like a old saying, as the Frog carried the Scorpion across the water and the Scorpion stung the Frog, the Frog asked why did you do this, now both of us will die, and the Scopion said, it is my nature…
    information by yahoo,
    Both OxyContin (a brand name for oxycodone) and heroin are made from opium, which is obtained from poppy plants. As a result, they are both considered opioid narcotics. However, the details of how they work and the side effects aren’t quite the same. Like morphine, codeine, and many other pain relievers, they are part of a large family of opium-derived drugs. These drugs have a bad rep because some people become addicted to them, but they are still the gold standard for treatment of pain.
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    I am sick of reading about our Men and Women of the United States Military being killed in this war. I have watch for 30 years people stumble about and not know what to do. Its simple,”Unite as one voice”
    As I researched the, Why of the attack on 9/11. My heart was sad from what I found out to be a truth. It should also be noted that Afghan people have become slaves to these American Companies, And the stink of human waist is as sur-real as the day of 9/11. I do invite you to research my post and you will see why my question of ,Why is there a hands off policy that prevents the destruction of the Poppy fileds.
    Did you know that American Dollars supported the Terrorist Attack on 9/11/2001, and thousands of lives have been lost. Who are the investors of the Pharmaceutical Company Purdue that makes Oxycontin and how are they above the Law ? Oxycontin is Heroin made from the opium / poppy plants. It is Illegal by Law to buy and resale Heroin. Purdue is responsible for the deaths on 9/11 and the on going addiction here in America.
    I have been so out of touch with this world and the issues within, and because of this system failure brought on by this 9/11 , War and the Scams that brought the American People to their knees. I am a little bit angry, because some one said to me why, why Mr. Massingale do you persist? Because I choose to and this Arabic Drug Empire is in my way. I do not belong in this world of a Matrix, that most hold in the hearts as if it is all that. But because of this War I am now apart of it.
    So join Us International Boycott Of The Arabic Drug Empire Phase 2
    Henry Massingale / FASC Concepts in and for Pay It Forward covers the web post on google Drop by and see why we built a anti crime / war form in a Health Care Reform Concept. To strategically Rebuild America. on google look for page 1 american dream official site

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