Prescription Drugs

What Are Prescription Drugs? 
In the U.S. there are more than 2,800 drugs that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of illness and disease. Taken under a doctor’s care, these medications help millions of people each year. However, there is a growing trend of self-medicating and/or abusing prescription medications.

The three classes of prescription medications that are most commonly abused are: Opioids, CNS Depressants, and Stimulants. (University of Evansville)

Assignment #1 – Glencoe Online Text Read

  1. Read Glencoe Online pgs. 592-597
  2. Write or type answers to Lesson #1 pg. 597 #1-5 (answer all questions using complete sentences)
Assignment #2 – Teens Abusing Rx Drugs Video
    1. Watch Video Clip

Assignment #3 – Prescription Drug Use
  1. Read Facts on Prescription Drugs – make sure you read through all the RED links (should be 15 red plus signs to click on for more info) that are associated with Prescription Drugs .

 Assignment #4 РPrescription Drug Quiz

  1. Take the Prescription Drug Quiz and submit online

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