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Street Drug Facts

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COCAINE CRACK COCAINE HEROIN
Powder cocaine Crack coaine Heroin
Source: Coca leaf from Andes Mountains in South America
Source: Coca leaf from Andes Mountains in South America
Source: Resin of poppy plant from Asia      (85% from Afghanistan)
Form: White powder Form: Crystal (Rocks) Form: White, rose grey, or brown powder; black tar
How taken: Snorted, injected How taken: Smoked How taken: Injected, smoked, or snorted
Effect: Intense euphoric high after 3 -5 minutes, lasting 20-30 minutes, followed by intense depression. Effect: Immediate and intense euphoric effect, lasting 15 minutes, followed by crushing depression so severe, addict will do almost anything to get more. Effect: Dreamlike state of intoxication, relieves pain, with initial rush lasting a few minutes, and warm feeling lasting 2-4 hours on average.
Addictive Effects: As tolerance increases, larger amounts required. Highly addictive. Addictive Effects: As tolerance increases, larger amounts required. Highly addictive. Addictive Effects: As tolerance increases, larger amounts required. Highly addictive.
Dangerous Side Effects: Heart attack, breathing disorders, paranoia, psychotic behavior, tactile hallucinations Dangerous Side Effects: Heart attack, breathing disorders, paranoia, and highly aggressive behavior. Dangerous Side Effects: Slowed heart rate, slowed breathing, vomiting, easy to overdose and die due to irregular purity levels.
United States Users: Over 34 million U.S. residents have used cocaine at least once in their lifetime, starting as young as eight years old. United States Users: Over 7.8 million U.S. residents have used crack at least once in their lifetime.
United States Users: Over 3.7 million U.S. residents have used heroin at least once in their lifetime. From 1995-2002, 12-17 year old users increased 300%.
The average street price:
$80-100 per gram.
The average street price:
$40 - 1/4 gram (larger "rock")
$10-$25 - 1/10 gram (smaller "rock")
The average street price:
$5-15 for 1/8 oz.
Daily Cost to support habit:
$100 - $500
Daily Cost to support habit:
$100 and up
Daily Cost to support habit:
$300 average

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Prescription Drug Abuse Increasing

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What are the causes and risk factors for teens?
Drug abuse has been linked to: low parent supervision, family conflicts, inconsistent parental discipline, a family history of alcohol or drug abuse, physical or sexual abuse, learning problems, emotional instability, and the perception that prescription drugs are safe, and using them is risk-free.

Where do they get them?

  1. 56% Free from friend/relative

  2. 19%  Prescribed by one doctor

  3. 9% Bought from friend/relative

  4. 7% Other

  5. 5% Took from friend/relative without asking

  6. 4% Drug dealer or stranger

Possible Signs of Drug Use?

Lying
Stealing
Mood swings
Changes in friends
Staying in their room
Failing/dropping grades
Verbally/physically abusive
Smells of drugs
(inhalants, marijuana, solvent)
Has items used with drugs
(paraphernalia)

Help Prevent Drug Poisoning

 Keep your doctor informed about all medications you are taking, including over-the-counter (OTC) medications.

Take your medication(s) as prescribed. Read the information your pharmacist provides.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist about your medication, and its effects.
        

Parents of Teens:      

Clearly communicate to teens the negative physical, emotional, and functional effects of drugs.

Properly supervise! Know where, how, and with whom your teens socialize.

Lock up substances that can be abused: Cleaning Solutions, Inhalants, Alcohol, Prescription and OTC medications.

Be Proactive!                

Take advantage of community drug take-back programs to dispose of unwanted medications.