Drug Info.

Alcohol, marijuana and prescription pills are the top 3 drugs abused by our Collier County youth.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Prescription drug abuse is the intentional use of a medication without a prescription; in a way other than prescribed; or for the feeling it causes. (NIDA)

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ALCOHOL ABUSE

Alcoholism and alcohol abuse can sneak up on you, so it’s important to be aware of the warning signs and take steps to cut back if you recognize them.

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MARIJUANA

Call it pot, grass, weed, or any one of nearly 200 other names, marijuana is, by far, the world’s most commonly used illicit drug and far more dangerous than most users realize.

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COCAINE

Cocaine is a drug (paste) extracted from the leaves of the South American coca plant. It is a strong stimulate that effects the body’s central nervous system.

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INHALANTS

Inhalants are breathable chemical vapors often found in common household products that contain volatile solvents or aerosols. Inhalants fall into four major categories:

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TOBACCO

Secondhand smoke causes an estimated 53,000 deaths annually due to heart disease, lung disease and other related diseases.

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