In recent years, abuse and misuse of prescription opiate pain killers has been on the rise. Drugs like hydrocodone, oxycondone, morphine, and the name brands for these drugs are extremely addictive. These drugs affect the brain and vital organs like the liver, stomach, and kidneys. Mixing these drugs with alcohol and street drugs can lead to death. Taking these drugs in large quantities can severely affect the lungs and can cause permanent damage to the liver and kidneys.
Getting high on prescription and over-the-counter drugs is not a safe way to get high just because it is supposedly legal. Opiate pain killers and other prescription drugs like Riddalin and other uppers or Xanax and other downers are very addicting and toxic to the body.
Pharm parties are extremely dangerous. A Pharm party happens when youth bring any prescription drug that they find at home or in some else’s medicine cabinet, drop it in a bowl, and pass the bowl around for everyone to take pills and ‘get high’. Taking prescriptions without a doctor’s diagnosis and supervision can lead to fatal results. Taking two or more pills that have a drug interaction can be extremely exceedingly fatal too.
- Between 1995 and 2005, treatment admissions for dependence on prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin) grew more than 300 percent (Abovetheinfluence.com)
- use, possess, transport, sell, give away or offer any narcotics or dangerous drugs.(N.R.S. 453.316 thru 453.331)
- use, or be under the influence of dangerous drugs, unless they are prescribed by a licensed person usually a doctor.
(N.R.S. 454.213, 454.215, 454.221)