Prescription & OTC Drugs: Misuse & Abuse


This video is an examination of legal drugs and the pharmacological principles that determine effects, both desired and damaging. The video explores the idea that any substance can be a therapeutic drug, a psychoactive drug, or a poison, depending on the dose or interactions with other drugs. By visualizing the concepts of drug pharmacology, such as absorption, tissue dependence, and especially addiction, the dangers of misuse of specific drugs can be studied. The video focuses on legal psychoactive drugs, such as Vicodin and OxyContin, and the difficulties when trying to control pain with drugs. It also recognizes the problems with over-the-counter drugs, including cold and cough remedies, diet pills, and herbal supplements.
High School – Adult         35 min.        2004        DVD-5710

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Item #: DVD-5710