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Teen Trends

Teen Trends. (not all are new). & Current Fads. SRO Adam Gongwer. D.A.R.E. Officer Adam Gongwer 11 th year with Ontario Police (Ohio) 6 th year as SRO HNT Member (2006) DARE Class #61 (2009) Central Regional Rep ‘13-’15 Ohio SRO Assoc. (OSROA.org) Previous Experience:

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Teen Trends

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  1. Teen Trends (not all are new) & Current Fads SRO Adam Gongwer

  2. D.A.R.E. Officer Adam Gongwer • 11th year with Ontario Police (Ohio) • 6th year as SRO • HNT Member (2006) • DARE Class #61 (2009) • Central Regional Rep ‘13-’15 • Ohio SRO Assoc. (OSROA.org) • Previous Experience: JV Corrections Officer Youth Minister • Family: 4 Kids (6, 14, 14, 17) Married 21 years 2013

  3. Panic buttons • Based on room number • Doesn’t say Staff ‘name’ • Where to place in room/on person? • Add photo

  4. Top 10 Causes of Teen Murder Phil Chalmers:

  5. Refresher on a Teen Killer 10: Mental Illness/Brain Injuries/IQ 9: Lack of Spiritual Guidance/Discipline 8: Criminal Lifestyle or in Poverty 7: Peer Pressure (curfew, vandalism, etc) 6: Fascination with weapons/video games 5: Cults/Gangs (Hate, Occult, etc) 4: Drug & Alcohol Abuse (Pot, RX) 3: Anger/Depression/(Suicidal 78%) 2: Violent Entertainment (porn, movies) 1: Unstable Environment (Abuse, bullied)

  6. Additional Warning Signs: • Stating a threat • Speaking about • death, suicide, murder, columbine, etc • Excessive amount • of violent video games/internet games • Writes about violence • myspace, facebook, twitter, etc • Running away/trouble at home • Negative books: • Satanic Bible, Anarchist Cookbook, etc • Suspended / expelled from school • Avoids social activities

  7. Behavioral Issues: • “Cry” for help: violent themes in artwork, essays, doodles, etc…. • Low tolerance for Frustration: easily upset by real or perceived injustices • Poor coping Skills: inappropriate, immature, disproportionate • Lack of Resiliency: can’t bounce back • Failed love relationship: especially if recent • Injustice Collector: does not forgive/forget • Depression: Lethargy, loss of interest in activities, dark outlook on life • Alienation: isolation, not belonging • Dehumanizes others: non-person outlook, lack of empathy

  8. Behavioral Issues: • Entitlement/superior: “always me” attitude, demands specialized treatment • Need for attention: positive or negative attention • Blameless: never accepts responsibility, always someone else’s fault • Anger Management: uncontrolled, unpredictable • Intolerance: racial or religious • Manipulative: cons and manipulates others • Lack of trust: Society is worthless, takes matters into his own hands • “Change” behavior changes dramatically over a short period of time

  9. Synthetic Drugs • The past 2 years have been characterized by increasing diversity of products, as manufacturers of new psychoactive substances adapt products almost endlessly www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/2012/November/tracking-designer-drugs-legal-highs-and-bath-salts.html

  10. 25-I (Toledo, OH) • University of Toledo • Dec 19th, 2012 • 9:00pm • Winter Break • Josiah Galat, 20, of Mansfield • Classmate Erik Littleton, 19, of Detroit • Alexander Vogel, 18, of Toledo www.toledoblade.com

  11. 2C-i (Smiles) • Witnesses described the 17-year-old boy as "shaking, growling, foaming at the mouth." Soon after, he "started to smash his head against the ground" and began acting "possessed," according to a witness. Two hours later, he had stopped breathing shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/2c-smiles-killer-drug-every-parent-know-234200299.html

  12. Bath Salts (Columbus, OH) • Bath salts are put in humidifiers at parties.  Some teens might not even realize what they are inhaling

  13. Death Grip (Synthetic) • Kids are having seizures smoking this brand

  14. Marijuana & Teens • After four straight years of increasing use among teens, annual marijuana use showed no further increase in any of the three grades surveyed in 2012 • 11% (8th graders) • 28% (10th graders) • 36% (12th graders) www.monitoringthefuture.org/pressreleases/12drugpr_complete.pdf

  15. Inhaling THC • Heating Bulb • Glass table • Bowl of marijuana • Glass straw to breathe in THC • Immediate high • No residual “smoking” odor

  16. Dabs (Marijuana) • form of marijuana • concentrated to look like honey or wax • slang terms such as Butane Honey Oil, BHO, Wax, Budder, Amber or Ear Wax • OFC. Jermaine Galloway • Jermaine@tallcopsaysstop.com

  17. Rx Problem • Easier to obtain • Cheaper • “Think” less risk for O.D. • In 2010, nearly 60 percent of the drug overdose deaths (22,134) involved pharmaceutical drugs. Opioid analgesics (oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone), were involved in about 3 of every 4 pharmaceutical OD’s, confirming the predominant role opioid analgesics play in drug overdose deaths. (CDC.gov)

  18. Skittling (Skittle Party) • one person will get a hand full of pills • (aka Pharm, salad, Trail Mixing) • mixed colors looks like Skittles • Usually about 10 - 15 pills • death (overdose) • breathing problems • allergic reactions

  19. Parachuting • Crush foul-tasting pill, or other substance • Wrap it up in a tissue and swallow it • Tissue eventually dissolves

  20. Drugs in School • Students snorting powderized pills off fingers in class • Smash pills with cell phone back/iPod & snort in restrooms • Pills in make-up cases, gum/mint containers

  21. Drugs in School • School building: • Secret pockets sewn into hoodies or pants • Top inside of locker, small ledge above door • Cars in High School parking lot: • Inside door panel • Pull down headliner above visor • Pull off temp control in dashboard • Secret compartment in center console

  22. Drugs in School • Students stealing chemistry equipment to make bongs

  23. Drugs in School • Found in unusual places: • Foil • Straws • Q-tips • Cotton balls • Cigarette Filters • Broken pens, pen shafts • Rolled up papers

  24. Drugs in School • Signs & Symptoms: • “Out of it” • Chin resting on sternum during class • Constantly “dipping” during class • Going to car in parking lot for “homework” or books • Cars: • If you notice a student’s car that keeps getting more and more dents and scratches (impaired driving)

  25. Drugs in School • Students using apple bongs (eat later)

  26. Concealment Containers

  27. Passing a Drug Test

  28. Heroin (precipitators) • Significant trauma or abuse when young • Rx use • Impairment • Pot (Age 12 on average) • JV Judge in Cleveland has seen cases where 11 or 12 year old kids have used heroin. Average age around 17 years old. WKYC, Cleveland “Heroin” broadcast 4/2013

  29. Heroin (not just a needle) • “Buttons” or “Beans” • Heroin in a pill form • “Monkey Juice” • Mixing liquid heroin with Visine or other saline solution. 2 drops in eye for rapid high. WKYC, Cleveland “Heroin” broadcast 4/2013

  30. Heroin (Nasal Spray) • “get a syringe, remove the needle from it, and use that to spray it up into your nasal cavity slowly. The goal is to let it absorb in your nasal cavity, not in your stomach after it drips down. This method of dosing has been termed "Shebanging" by local addicts.” www.drugs-forum.com

  31. Cheese (Black Tar Heroin+Tylenol PM) • The New Teenage Heroin Market • Cheese, Chees, Cheez, Chez, Chz, Queso, Keso, Kso…(look for these in text messages)

  32. Cheese (Black Tar Heroin+Tylenol PM) • Symptoms: • Drowsiness and Lethargy, Euphoria • Excessive Thirst • Disorientation • Sleepiness and Hunger • Sudden change in grades & friends • To keep the high, users need to snort it up to 15 times a day - along with a potentially lethal dosage of acetaminophen.www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/cheap-deadly-cheese- mix-heroin-crushed-tylenol-pm-aimed-kids-article-1.191997

  33. Caffeine Drinks

  34. Alcohol • Fast Food cup • Beer • Straw

  35. Alcohol (Enemas) • Tampons are soaked in alcohol & then inserted into one of two orifices • Some girls have ended up in the hospital

  36. Alcohol (Vaporized) • Youtube videos- alcohol and dry ice or Vodka and dry ice. • It is a new trend and way to get extremely ‘crunked’ (crazy + drunk) • The dry ice vaporizes the alcohol and you inhale it • association with Crunk Juice, a brand of strong alcoholic beverage associated with the music genre “Crunk” (Lil Jon, Hip Hop)

  37. Gummy Bears • Gummy bears soaked in alcohol

  38. Vodka Eyeballing

  39. Smoking (Inhale) Alcohol • “drunkorexia’” some teens particularly vulnerable, limit their calories • rapid alcohol intoxication • not metabolized by the liver, higher strength & more potent effect as it enters the bloodstream going directly to the brain • much higher risk of an alcohol overdose • No way to vomit out the excess…

  40. Vaporizor • USB charges it • Vaporize Liquid Marijuana • As low as $19 gotvape.com vaporizerusa.net

  41. Smoking Pills • Pills contain • Fillers • Binding, Filling, Flow Agents (like plastics) • other Excipients (inactive substance formulated with the active ingredients) • “There are some excipients that are perfectly safe to swallow because they aren't digested, but those same excipients are toxic and can kill you when you breathe it in a vaporous form” … Product Specialist for a vitamin company

  42. Smoking Pills • Oxy addicts smoke the pills by heating them on a piece of tin foil. The burning pills leave long, black streaks down the foil. • “They always keep the foil, always. If they can’t get any Oxy and they get desperate, they go back and re-smoke those lines for quick fix.” Detective Dave Ross sdentertainer.com/news/oxycontin-epidemic-plagues-north-county-youth

  43. E-Cigs & Hookah Sticks

  44. Choking Game • intentionally cutting off oxygen to the brain • inducing temporary fainting & euphoria • two methods • Strangulation • self-induced hypocapnia • hyperventilation (forced overbreathing) until tingling, light-headedness or dizziness are felt, followed by a breath-hold en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choking_game

  45. Choking Game • Marks or bruises on the neck, Bloodshot eyes • clothing that covers the neck (warm weather) • Confusion/disorientation after being alone • unusual items such as dog leashes, ropes, scarves, bungee cords, and belts • Severe headaches, often frequent • Secretive behavior, irritability, hostility • Bleeding under the skin of the face and eyelids • Wear marks on furniture (bed posts, door knobs) • Linens/ropes tied around door knobs/furniture • The frequent need for privacy

  46. Press the Chest • Stand up against wall • Another person presses their chest • eventually passes out from restricted blood flow • “…waiting for that euphoric 10 second high as oxygen rushes back to the brain” • Easily hidden from parents today.com/id/8995984/ns/today/t/kids-are-passing-out-deadly-high/

  47. Inhalants in School • Can kill after first time trying (39%) • Rapid pulse, irregular heart rate, low oxygen • 1,000+ everyday items • Chronic inhalant abuse = # of heroin users • 1 in 7 8th Graders tried (monitoringthefuture.org)

  48. Inhalants in School • Slurred Speech • Drunk, Dizzy or Dazed Appearance • Loss of coordination, disoriented • Unusual Breath odor • Chemical smell on clothing • Paint stains on face or hands • Red eyes, runny nose, Nausea & Vomiting • Nose bleeds, sores/rash around mouth

  49. Inhalants in School • Gas on the shirt collar • White Out on fingernails • Readiwhip cans (locker, book bag) • Plastic or paper bags • latex balloons (Helium, gases)

  50. Dumb stuff…

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