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Prescription Pill Abuse & Opiate Addiction

Almost 1 in 5 Kids Have Abused Prescription Medicines 

 

RX_PILL.pngThe Bad News

Every day, more than 2,500 teenagers use a prescription medication to get high for the first time. Most teens who abuse prescription drugs get them in the comfort of their home; it can be as easy as opening a cupboard, drawer, or medicine cabinet.

The Good News

As a parent there are steps you can take to help protect your kids from prescription drug abuse.

Hopefully, the recommended articles and Internet resources will help you think about your role as a parent. The information is current and reliable with a focus on information that will help you understand the dangers of prescription pill abuse and opiate addiction (especially heroin) and how you can provide your children with the information they need to make healthy choices.

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