VIDEO: Taking Prescription Drugs to Get High—A Bad Idea
[A character appears within the frame.]
Hey, I'm Marcus and this is Alex and Jack.
[Two more characters are shown.]
We've been friends since we were kids.
[Within the video, illustrations of the seasons are shown to demonstrate passing time.]
Last year we started high school and Jack's older cousin, Corey, has been showing us around.
[A school is shown in the background and a taller character is shown in the frame. The scene shifts to show a skateboard park and each of the four characters with a skateboard.]
One day we're all skating at Admiral Park and Corey pulls out these pills.
[The pills are shown in a character's hand, then are distributed to the hands of each of the other characters.]
First I thought they were just his allergy medicine or something, but then he gives one to each of us and tells us to "take 'em." He says it's cool.
I didn't know what to do since I'd heard they were okay to take, but I didn't want to get messed up. We all look up to Corey, but it just didn't feel right.
[The scene transitions to two characters riding skateboards down a tree-lined street.]
As Alex and I skated home, we talked about the pills Corey gave us and agreed that it's crazy to take 'em to get high. I see him take his pill out of his pocket and toss it.
[Both characters, one after the other, are shown throwing the pills.]
I toss mine too. We never needed pills before, why start now?
[The animation ends with the following shown on the screen:]
97% of teens don't use prescription drugs to get high.
Taking prescription drugs to get high can have serious health effects including addiction and overdose.
[The Just Think Twice website logo and address for the site - www.justthinktwice.com - are shown.]