Prescription Drug Abuse: Help Turns to Harm (Spanish)


The abuse of prescription drugs leads to many serious health problems. Several types of commonly abused drugs — including stimulants, depressants and opioids — are described throughout this pamphlet. Incidents of addiction, withdrawal and overdose are illustrated as an adolescent prescription drug abuse prevention approach. Students are given the facts enabling them to draw important conclusions on the right and wrong uses of prescription drugs. They are shown the side effects of each drug category along with street names and other information, which creates an awareness of the dangers correlating with prescription drug abuse. Readers are also referred to In the Know Zone, Syndistar’s free drug abuse information website, for further research. (Spanish)

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