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Prescription Pills & Heroin

If you are concerned about your substance use, visit the Find Help page or speak with your family physician or another adult that you trust.

Whether you have tried or taken drugs or not, explore the resources below to learn more about what substance abuse is and the effects that it can have on your life.  

Discover how to make smarter decisions when placed under pressure and how to talk to friends who are involved in substance abuse. See how you can help raise awareness in the Falmouth Community and beyond.

Information About Prescription Pills & Heroin

Explore the resources below to learn more about prescription pill abuse and opiate addiction (especially heroin) and the effects that these substances can have on your life.

Drug Facts-Prescription Pills Despite what many teens think, abusing prescription drugs is not safer than abusing illicit drugs.

Teens Health-Prescription Pill AbuseTaking prescription drugs in a way that hasn't been recommended by a doctor can be more dangerous than you think.

The Buzz Takes Your Breath Away: Prescription pain relievers can be addictive. The longer you take them, the more your body needs.

How Can I End a Prescription Drug Habit Safely?: You will need to get help from someone who understands the drugs involved. It's not something you can do alone.

Drug Facts-HeroinHeroin is a fast high, but just as quickly, it can take over your life, and become fatal!

Get Smart About Drugs-HeroinBecause heroin abusers do not know the actual strength of the drug or its true contents, they are at a high risk of overdose or death.

General Information About Substance Abuse

These sites provide in depth information about a wide range of substance abuse issues. All of the content is reliable and up-to-date.

NIDA for Teens: This website was designed just for you! Learn more about different types of drugs and how you can make the right decisions. Ask questions that you don’t feel comfortable asking other adults and connect with other teens. Even test your knowledge about drugs through interactive games. Do you want to spread awareness to your friends and classmates? NIDA for Teens has the tools to help you- just click on the link to get started!

Drug Guide: Everything you need to know about alcohol and street drugs from The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. the information is up-to-date and includes drug descriptions, slang terms, short term- and long term- effects, images, and more.

Drug Prevention 4TeensThis handbook will help you understand the impact that substance abuse has on society. Learn about how to prevent substance abuse and use the detailed guide to help raise awareness among your peers and the community.

Above the InfluenceAre you ready to live “above the influence” and say no to drugs? This site will help you learn to recognize the influences around you and help you make smarter decisions when put under pressure. If you are worried that a friend or loved one might have a substance abuse problem, find out how you can help on this site..  

Just Think TwiceLearn the difference between facts and fiction on substance use. Ask other teens questions about how they react to certain situations and read answers to questions that other people like you are asking.

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