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Youth Anti-Drug Awareness Information

The Glendora Police Department works diligently to reduce the use and distribution of illegal and controlled drugs in our community.  While marijuana is the most common drug of abuse by youth, a new trend of prescription drug use by teens is growing.  Prescription drugs are obtained by youth from family and friends' homes.  Unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off at the Glendora Police Department for disposal.  To assist parents in understanding the dangers and trends of prescription drug abuse the following links provide immediate access to information for parents and community members. 

Resources for parents and teens on alcohol and drug abuse issues. 

A site geared mostly towards parents that offers information and tips on the dangers of Rx drug abuse, signs that your child is addicted to prescription drugs and what to do in such a situation, and a video of real stories from teens who have dealt with the problem.
 
An excellent site that not only goes over the problem of Rx drug abuse, but covers Over-the-Counter drug abuse, and gives list of commonly abused Rx drugs that goes over the forms and brands, effects and use, dangers and risks, signs of use, symptoms of overdose and of withdrawal, as well as treatment options of each specific group of Rx drugs.

 

A general overview on Rx drug abuse and gives several downloadable pamphlets, guides, and other useful fliers straight from the site.

 

A short description of the Rx drug abuse problem amongst teens and gives links to several articles, including abuse of illicit drugs as well as tips on parenting when it comes to talking about drugs with children and teens.

 

An article that goes over the following points: Reasons why people abuse Rx drugs; What drugs are abused; An overview of over-the-counter drugs; Dangers of abusing medications; How to tell if you or someone else is addicted; Tips for taking prescription medication correctly.

 

A quick overview of the problem, with a short Q & A section, and four linked short videos / infomercials about Rx drug abuse.

 

A site that provides the street names for all types of commonly abused drugs. This information can assist parents when reviewing kids text messages, social networking posts (Facebook, MySpace, & Twitter), emails, and conversations.

 


Articles On Rx Drug Abuse -

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/Story?id=1726349&page=1
An article that takes the "real person experience" approach, and has fewer statistics.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1733802/prescription_drug_abuse_with_teens.html
An article that gives a quick overview, a few statistics, and gives a useful guide for parents to help cope.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-06-12-teens-pharm-drugs_x.htm
An excellent article that combines statistics with personal experiences that covers the problems of Rx drug abuse.

 http://www.testmyteen.com

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