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Identifying Street Drugs & Paraphernalia

The Kansas City Missouri Police Department thought it would be good to have pictures of street drugs and paraphernalia that we find out on the streets. That way parents/ people can identify them and be aware if loved ones may be using.

90 percent of addictions start in the teen years.

Videos Archive - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

When forced to choose, a majority of parents identify the number one place where it should be permissible to advertise marijuana as "nowhere."

Videos Archive - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

A majority of parents agree that it should be illegal to provide marijuana to underage children at home and over 80 percent of parents believe "marijuana advertising should still be banned."

Kids who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are significantly less likely to use drugs, yet 20 percent report not getting that benefit.

More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes, and this increasing trend is driven by Rx painkillers.

I THINK MY CHILD IS USING - Learn the steps on what to do here.

First Step: Ask - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

10 million young people (12 to 29 year olds) in America are in current need of treatment for substance abuse and addiction.

First Step: Ask - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

69 percent of teens say they have friends who use marijuana regularly.

First Step: Ask - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

More people die from abusing prescription pain relievers than cocaine and heroin combined.

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Many drugs are turning up in pills or made to look like popular candy. Experts say it's a disturbing trend every parent needs to be aware of. Talk to your child inform them on how they are being targeted

How Drug Dealers Target Our Kids.pdf - Google Drive

Fact Sheet: Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs. How many teens are abusing prescription drugs -and why? And what can parents do to prevent this risky behavior? Find answers to these questions and more in this fact sheet.

Prevent - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Rohypnol (roofies) and GHB are central nervous system depressants. Whether going to a party or on a trip with friends, it is important that everyone be aware of roofies and GHB, how these drugs are used and how to protect yourself. While often associated with alcoholic beverages, these drugs can also be slipped into a non-alcoholic drink. www.jacksongov.or...

How Drug Dealers Target Our Kids - Without drug users, drug dealers would go out of business. Because they need there to be a demand for the illegal drugs they produce and traffic, dealers are continually looking to attract more "customers" -- to get more people "hooked on their junk." Ecstasy pills made to look like children's chewable vitamins Ecstasy pills made to look like children's chewable vitamins. www.jacksongov.or...

Ecstasy - What is it? Ecstasy's medical name is MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine). It is a synthetic, mind-altering drug that acts both as a stimulant and a hallucinogenic. Research shows that many Ecstasy tablets contain a number of other drugs that can be dangerous when combined, including methamphetamine, ketamine, cocaine, DXM and the diet drug ephedrine.

K2 - Synthetic Marijuana - K2 is known as fake pot or fake marijuana and sold with brand names like K2 Blonde, K2 Summit, Spice, Spice Gold, Spice Silver, Spice Diamond, Zohai, Yucatan Fire and Genie and other names. K2 and similar products are made in Korea and China and sold as incense or potpourri. These fake marijuana products can be bought on the internet, smoke shops and found in the incense sections. Store owners have said kids are buying so much that they cannot keep it on the shelves.

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    K2 is herbs or spices sprayed with a synthetic product like JWH-018 to supposedly give a legal high like marijuana. JWH-018 is three times more potent than naturally occurring THC in marijuana is. JWH-018 and similar synthetically made products are called synthetic cannabinoids or mimicking cannabinoids and were developed to test the effects of THC on mice, not to be taken by humans.

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    In March 2009, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) received and analyzed a shipment of these foil packets with the name of Spice Gold and inside was dried plant looking material. What the DEA found was that all of these packets contained not only the synthetic cannabinoids

PCP (Phencyclidine) - PCP is a "dissociative" drug, distorting perceptions of sight and sound and producing feelings of detachment. Users can experience several unpleasant psychological effects, with symptoms mimicking schizophrenia (delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking, extreme anxiety).

Prescription Drugs - The most commonly abused prescription drugs fall into three categories: Painkillers, Depressants and Stimulants

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    Prescription painkillers are powerful drugs that can be dangerous, or even deadly, especially when taken at high doses or combined with alcohol. A single large dose can cause breathing difficulty that can lead to death. The short-term effects of painkiller abuse can include lack of energy, inability to concentrate, nausea and vomiting.

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    Because of their effect on the brain, prescription painkillers can be highly addictive when misused. Even patients who are prescribed painkillers for a long time can develop a "physical dependence," meaning that the body becomes accustomed to having the drug. Stopping the drug abruptly can cause severe withdrawal symptoms, and any changes when using these medications must be carefully monitored by a doctor.