Recognizing Alcohol & Drug Addiction : What are Sedatives?

Recognizing Alcohol & Drug Addiction : What are Sedatives?


Hi, my name is John DePalma from New York
City on behalf of Expert Village I’m here today to help you recognize drug and alcohol
addiction. Let’s discuss sedatives, alright. We have Vicodin, Oxycontin, Xanax and Valium,
among others. Most all of which are prescribed as we talked of before. Now these prescription
drugs are available to anyone who has a prescription from a doctor. Does that mean that they need
them? Yes. Does that mean that they’re going to be the ones taking them? Maybe not. Your
children can find these drugs on the street if they so choose. So we need to look out
for the symptoms, which we’ll discuss in a later episode. Many of these drugs have street
names, examples Vicodins are called Vics. So just because you hear your kids saying
Vics and not Vicodin, doesn’t mean they’re not talking about these drugs.

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