Pharm Parties: A Lethal Mix

DVD, 2009, HRM, CC, 24 minutes, Grades 7-College

One of the newest and most frightening trends in teen drug experimentation are so-called “pharm parties” where teens gather at someone’s home, drop an array of pharmaceuticals (like Vicodin, Oxycontin or Xanax) into a bowl, then consume handfuls of this dangerous “trail mix.” This program allows viewers to hear from teens who nearly died after participating in pharm parties as well as medical experts who identify the dangers of taking any medicines not specifically prescribed to one person.

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