Talking to kids about prescription drug abuse, 2010

(2010) Talking to kids about prescription drug abuse, 2010. Drug Control Policy, Office of


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As a parent you’re concerned about your children’s health and well-being. You teach them about crossing the street safely and about personal safety. You talk with them about the risks of using tobacco, alcohol and other illegal drugs. But did you know that one of the fastest growing threats to youth today is the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs? Did you know that nearly one in five teens (19 percent or 4.5 million) nationally report intentionally abusing prescription drugs to get high, and one in ten reports abusing cough medicine to get high.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Drug control, Drugs, Drug, Children
Subjects: Law enforcement and courts > Crime
Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Drugs and pharmacology
Public Safety and consumer protection > Public safety > Public safety pages for kids
ID Code: 10140
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 28 Dec 2010 16:38
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2010 16:38