OperationProm/Graduation

What is Operation Prom?

Operation Prom is a campaign that was developed by the Carter County Substance Abuse Prevention Committee (CCSAPC) to remind Carter County students that prom is a night to remember, so don't forget that you don't have to get drunk or high to have fun. The CCSAPC partners with local schools and law enforcement to each year to provide a multifaceted approach to making prom season safer for our community. 

What is Operation Graduation?

Operation Graduation is a campaign similar to Operation Prom that was developed by the CCSAPC to remind Carter County students that graduation is the beginning of the next chapter of their lives and that they should choose today to live tomorrow by choosing drug free. The CCSAPC partners with local schools and law enforcement to each year to provide a multifaceted approach to making graduation celebrations safer for our community. 

Students, ask yourself these questions

Have you ever experimented with drugs because of peer pressure or for social acceptance?

Have you ever shared your prescriptions or taken someone else’s prescription to get high? Did you know this is illegal and can be deadly?

Do you understand the risks of trying drugs, even “just one time”?

It only takes one time trying things like cigarettes, Adderall, pain killers or narcotics(opioids), Adderall, alcohol, or marijuana to be hooked. Alcohol and drug use alters your body in ways you can not see.

 

Read below to see the short term risks associated with using each substance

Alcohol 

  • Slowed motor function

  • Alcohol Poison

  • Injuries from falling or a car crash

  • Risky sexual behaviors or sexual assault

  • Loss of memory

  • Sadness

  • Euphoria​

Opioids (pain killers or narcotics ) 

  • Slowed body functions like breathing

  • Respiratory distress

  • Drowsiness

  • Nausea

  • Constipation

  • Overdose

Marijuana 

  • Slowed reaction time

  • Problems with Coordination

  • Impaired memory, learning ability, concentration, etc.

  • Paranoid behavior or hallucinations

  • Anxiety

Ecstasy 

  • Impaired judgement

  • Anxiety

  • False sense of affection

  • Paranoia

  • Faintness

  • Blurred Vision

Inhalants 

  • Impaired judgement

  • Nausea and Vomiting

  • Headache

  • Confusion

  • Dizziness

  • Drowsiness

  • Slurred Speech

  • Agitation

  • Lack of Coordination

Vaping 

  • Nicotine dependence

  • Mood Disorders

  • Harms to brain development

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Coughing

  • Popcorn Lung

Cigarettes 

  • Nicotine Dependence

  • Harms to brain development

  • Bad Breath

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Coughing

  • Decrease in senses like taste and smell

Cocaine 

  • Extreme High

  • Loss of appetite

  • Intense low or crash as leaves your system

  • Overdose

Methamphetamine or Amphetamine 

Just because things like Adderall are prescribed by a doctor, it doesn’t mean they are safe! There are risks associated with prescription Amphetamines/Methamphetamines (Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Vyvanse) and illicit Meth:

  • Anxiety

  • Irregular Heartbeat

  • Hyperthermia

  • Dangerous High

  • Increased breathing

  • Overdose

Do you think you have a problem with substance misuse?

Seek help today by talking to a parent, teacher, or a trusted adult.

 

You are not alone and there is no shame in reaching out to others for help!! Do not let your problems with substance misuse define you! There are options available to you!

Find out more about treatment centers near you

 

Call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations treatment hotline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Do you or someone you know take opioids (painkillers/narcotics)?

GET YOUR FREE OPIOID OVERDOSE REVERSAL KIT, NALOXONE KIT, TODAY!

The places you can get a free kit from in Carter County are Lighthouse Behavioral Wellness Centers and Southern Oklahoma Treatment Services (SOTS).

 

RESOURCES TO LEARN MORE:

Okimready.org

Drugabuse.gov

Samhsa.gov

Drugfreeworld.org

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