Is your kid on drugs?
What parents need to watch for
- Duration 4:28
- Date May 11, 2012
What parents need to watch for
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Well teen drug use is up an American kids are at risk a new study says US teens have the highest death rate of any high income country.
And drugs are part of that problem.
So what kind of drugs and they abusing David Katz is a former DEA agent and the CEO of global security group and he's my -- good to see you good morning thank you are so we have so much to get through here.
What I wanna start with what the kids are abusing -- -- start with a prescription drugs right here because this is an epidemic problem in America -- Is that well within the last month.
Approximately 8% of American teens have abused prescription drugs and what happens is parents get a prescription Imus a lead back surgery so what do you get -- you -- -- it and you get it.
3040 pills maybe you seventh so the remainder is in the cat is in the can is in the container do you really monitor what's left.
Some of these things that the drug in the drug cabinet for five you know five months six months a year.
And the kids are getting access to them -- worth a lot of money in the street -- being used in -- manner inconsistent with their prescriptions being ground down the being -- to being -- so.
It's a tremendous problem.
My mom was stopped in a drugstore parking lot and offered a lot of money for her drugs that we okay this it was not a violent situation okay marijuana as the number two things that we don't this is actually not marijuana your folks this is oregano.
But this is what -- would look like.
Exactly right marijuana is the most is is the -- these drug of choice its most commonly abused drug by by teens one out of 58 graders.
Have used marijuana at least once -- parents that they have to understand you go to the school soccer game or play count 1234.
So that's a lot and one way to visualize that OK a cocaine propaganda sizes powdered sugar but this is typically the way it suggested -- -- lines and snorted.
Typically on -- on a smooth surface.
And it -- used to -- dollar Bill Stewart into the knows these mirrors sometimes becomes -- bags like this took Sosa some -- -- that's been around her forever.
Why -- increase in the that's a great question do that that.
Between the years 2002008.
Drug use has been down significantly.
Last couple years it's trending back -- to lower than a decade ago but still trying to back up now kids are using that and this is this happened historically in the past but -- -- things that are just absolutely insane they're they're doing that you're ingesting bath -- right here.
Well these in these are actually that is not the best -- just here for for if I could affect.
But the vessels were talking about haven't -- drone it's a highly highly powerful.
A synthetic stimulant because the same effect -- methamphetamine.
Plus hallucinations and can give that can cause permanent damage to children -- can hearing loss central nervous system this is defects threaten your life.
We're not showing here is because it's actually outlawed in New York, New York they are trying to go on that pat correctly I -- aerosol cans what are you doing.
Fastest kids are kids are helping kids are in in inhaling substances to get high.
Not only stuff like this but -- -- paint thinner.
So imagine the stuff that you open your window too for being exposed to after dipping their you're soaking -- putting the company up.
Plastic -- inhaling them extraordinarily dangerous about -- and -- can't sanitize -- -- maybe years ago.
-- people would try to extract alcohol from -- The same idea they're distilling alcohol because they can't buy alcohol and underage kids that -- Does nonsense -- it works okay now I wanna get to these before we go because you think that you just have some tea in the bedroom.
Our -- -- suggesting it's a pot right exactly right so what are they got what links are they going to hi -- me a lot of things that this is little magnetic box also pot pipe.
Spanish it was and -- this is just this is just too clever way I mean it's been around for years but this is actually the container -- but they're -- here parents or not paying attention.
Parents to -- like that it's going to be hiding.
-- narcotics wanted to quickly before we go you can do a test as parent.
Because the drugs come out of there that -- force that course so on a computer a keyboard or anything you could just like us you can't exactly right very very simple.
Couple drops water you could if if you suspect the the the child is using this particular keyboard you just take a sample excel put it back here gets more -- the -- strips.
This is actually you could see this is actually a positive test we did on the substance on the surface that we knew were believed to be positive it's a -- basically took -- home pregnancy tester -- control line.
And a positive.
Indication if there is a narcotic -- -- David Katz a former DEA agents -- global security group thanks for educating us today my pleasure thing.