Signs Your Child May Be On Drugs
Kids are overdosing at the highest rate ever now. There are more kids taking prescription pills, making trending drinks to numb themselves now than ever before.
So we really need to be aware of it. Have you heard of the latest trend called Lean or sizzurp? Thanks to some NFL influencers, teens are overdosing on mixing cough syrup with codeine, soda and gummy candies to ‘have a good time’. Or taking street pills laced with fentanyl. Or taking pills from friends medicine cabinets that they have no idea what they are, just for the fun of it.
What Happens When Your Kids Take These Drugs?
They take anywhere from 15-30 minutes to kick in and can last for up to 6 hours giving the kids a relaxed, euphoric feeling while relieving any and all pain.
The overdose happens when the brain becomes so relaxed and happy, it stops our subconscious functions and they stop breathing.
These drugs –
- Are Addictive
- Are Easy to overdose on
- Cause memory loss and problems
- Cause dental decay
- Make them listless, very restless and agitated
- Cause Headaches
- Cause blurred vision and dizziness
- Cause nausea and Urinary Tract Infections
- Slows their breathing and increases their heart rate
- Induces seizures
- May cause a coma leading to death
The trick is that cough syrup with codeine turns into morphine when it reaches their liver. It then binds to your nerves, blocking pain and causing a euphoric effect which then sends signals to your brainstem to slow down your breathing, possibly even stopping it.
Signs To Look For In Your Child
If you suspect your child may be taking any kind of drug, get help. You can call the hotline here at for more information.
The behaviors to look for are:
- Empty foam cups, pill bottles or bottles of promethazine and cough syrup with codeine.
- No motivation
- Changes in appearance
- New friends or anhedonia
- Frequent trips to the bathroom
- Locked doors
- Memory loss or brain fog
- Redness on the arms, neck, face or chest
- Brain damage
Join us on Conscious Straight Talk as we discuss this further and offer solutions on what you can do for your child!
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