Prescription Drug Abuse: Keeping Your Family Safe

Last Updated: Friday, January 23, 2015

Video Transcript

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The video starts in a kitchen. As the scene comes together, a woman is animated in, followed by the text:

“Susan D., Steven’s Mother.”

The text is replaced with: “Prescribed Medicine: Benzodiazepine. Barbiturates. Hydromorphone.”

The text is replaced with: “Location of medicine: Kitchen Cabinet.”

The kitchen scene is replaced with a bathroom scene. As the scene comes together, a man is animated in, followed by the text: “Scott O., Steven’s Neighbor.”

The text is replaced with: “Prescribed Medicine: Dextroamphetamine. Cough Suppressant. Hydrocodone.”

The text is replaced with: “Location of medicine: Medicine Cabinet.”

The bathroom scene is replaced with a living room scene. As the scene comes together, an older couple is animated in, followed by the text: “Mr. & Mrs. C., Steven’s Grandparents.”

The text is replaced with: “Prescribed Medicine: Oxycodone. Morphine. Antihistamine.”

The text is replaced with: “Location of medicine: Dresser Drawer.”

The camera pans over all three scenes as it moves to the final scene, a teenager’s bedroom. As the scene comes together, a teenage boy and his backpack are animated in, followed by the text: “Steven D., Honors Student.”

The text is replaced with: “Pill Party Stash: Oxycodone. Morphine. Antihistamine. Dextroamphetamine. Cough Suppressant. Hydrocodone. Benzodiazepine. Barbiturates. Hydromorphone.”

The text is replaced with: “Location of medicine: Backpack.”

As the camera pans out of the teen’s bedroom, text fades in: “Increasing numbers of teens are using prescription and over-the-counter drugs to get high.”

The text fades off the screen, and a new message animates in: “ARE YOU THEIR DRUG DEALER?”

This is followed by the closing message and call to action: “Learn more about how teens abuse medicine and what you can do to protect your family.”

Finally, the Get Smart About Drugs logo and web address (http://www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com) are shown.

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