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1) Students will discover how dependence on painkillers occurs and the difference between physiological and psychological dependence will be examined.
2) The negative consequences of painkiller abuse will be described.
3) ?Painkiller? and ?painkiller abuse? will be defined and students will learn the difference between medical abuse and recreational abuse.
4) Students will find out solutions for those who might have a problem with painkillers and positive alternatives to painkiller abuse will be suggested.
5) The most commonly abused prescription painkillers will be discussed.
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There are many drugs that teens are exposed to everyday, but none are as readily available and concealable as painkillers. This makes them one of the most sought after drugs by today's youth. Painkillers can be anything from ibuprofen to oxycodone and can be a dangerous and addictive as heroin. Find out about the various types of painkillers ingested by teenagers. Also, discover the physiological and psychological signs of dependence. The consequences of addiction will be discussed along with ways to get help if you or someone you know is addicted.