High on Painkillers: Addiction and Overdose

DVD,  2013, HRM, 21 minutes, Grades 7-College

Viewers learn the dynamics of painkiller addiction and abuse through the personal stories of teens that have been hooked on legal pain killers. These teens describe the downward spiral of addiction that can eventually lead to death by overdose. Former users, physicians and drug education experts communicate the hard facts to viewers including how difficult it is for users to cope with withdrawal symptoms such as depression, anxiety, shakiness and lack of energy.

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