“Looking back, there were red flags everywhere but we kept making excuses—he was a good kid, into sports, good student, good group of friends… We always had a great relationship—he was always open with us… but we were too close to it. We just never imagined that our son would turn to drugs. We didn’t see it coming…
Trust your instincts … if you think your kid(s) are using drugs, they probably are! Check their pockets, their socks, light switch covers, call the police if you have to—it’s better than having to call the morgue.”
~Quote from a Bucyrus parent whose son became addicted to opiates after being prescribed pain killers following a sports injury. Interview by Michelle Failor, Crawford: 20/20 Vision.
1 in 5 teens abuse prescription medications and 70% percent of those teens took them from friends’ or family’s medicine cabinets.
More 8th graders have tried inhalants than any other illicit drug.
43% of 12th graders report having used marijuana; 15% of 8th graders report having used marijuana.
"Crawford County citizens were prescribed a higher rate of opiate based medications than the state average – with a rate of 74 pills prescribed for every man, woman and child in the county in 2013. The availability of these medications is seen as a significant contributing factor to opiate and heroin addiction.”
~Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS)
LOCK UP YOUR DRUGS: Prescription drug abuse among teenagers and young adults is trending at an alarming rate.
People of any age, sex or economic status can become an addict. Did you know, however, that you are more prone to addiction if you:
Drop off prescription and over the counter solid medications such as tablets and capsules. Intra-venous solutions, injectable medication and needles are not allowed in the drop box. Law enforcement is the only entity legally able to accept these medications and process them properly so that they do not fall into the wrong hands. Law enforcement takes control of and destroys drugs - See more
LOCATIONS NEAR YOU:
SIGNS YOUR KIDS ARE USING:
pinpoint pupils; items like tinfoil, straws or spoons lying around in odd places, sleeping odd hours … MORE HERE—by physical signs, behavioral signs, and by drug.
RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF OVERDOSE.
An opioid overdose requires rapid diagnosis. The most common signs of overdose include:
The road to recovery Crawford County treatment options vary from counseling and outpatient medically assisted therapy, to faith-based and 12-step programs.
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