"Sobering Truths about Underage Drinking"

Alert: Teens and Underage Drinking

Parents Empowered

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"Robotripping"

This is a slang term used to describe ingesting large doses of cough or cold medicine containing dextromethorphan (DXM). Symptoms that should arouse suspicion of use include:

  • Reduced coordination or clumsiness when walking
  • Slurred speech
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Heavy sweating
  • Numbness of fingers or toes
  • Tremor
  • Low body temperature
  • Confusion

Some suggestions for parents:

  • Keep an inventory of the household medicine cabinet or even consider putting medications in a locked cabinet.
  • Check garbage receptacles in your child's room and bathrooms for empty containers of cold and cough medicine.
  • Make sure you know where your child is and who he/she spends time with.
  • Monitor computer sites that your child visits.

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"Just Say Know"

"Just Say No" is not enough to teach children to change unhealthy behaviors and to stay away from drug use and other risky activities.  It's important to teach youth how to think instead of what to think.  By doing so, we help them to understand and define their risky behaviors.

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"RX for Parents- Top Tips"

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise.  It is important for parents to restrict teens access to such drugs.  If your child is prescribed medication, don't give your child the bottle of pills. Parents should give teens the pill when it is time to take medication. Here are some other useful tips:

Top Tips

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Watch Out!

A new drug kids are ingesting as it looks like strawberry poprocks:

Strawberry Meth

 

 


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