Young people are at especially high risk of prescription drug abuse. One out of four teens has admitted to taking a prescription drug not prescribed to them.
What you can do to help solve the problem:
1. Educate yourself. Visit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Website
2. Talk to your child(ren) about the medicine abuse. It is never to early to talk about healthy behaviors.
3. Safeguard your medications in your home. Lock them up and dispose of unwanted and unused meds properly. Find a take-back location in your area.