Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Prescription Drugs

This is Red Ribbon Week.

This is a blog assignment.  
Title the assignment "Prescription Drugs."

Read this article and answer the following questions.

1.   In 2012 what percent of overdose deaths in orange county involved prescription drugs, such as Vicodin, Oxycontin and Codeine?

2.   What was the percent of overdose deaths in 1999?

3.   How many people in Orange County died from prescription drug overdoses in 2012?

4.   What 4 prescription drugs listed in the article are increasingly being used, and sold, by people seeking a high, often with deadly consequences?

5.    Who is the executive producer of the film “Behind the Orange Curtain”?

6.   Eventually, the high cost of prescription drugs has also pushed users to try other drugs to match the high at a cheaper cost.  What street drug do they turn to?

7.   Do you know anyone addicted to drugs (prescribed or street drugs)?  If yes, who?

8.   Type one statement (sentence) that describes your feeling about drugs.

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