Why Parents should talk to their Teens about Prescription Drug Abuse

Why Parents should talk to their Teens about Prescription Drug Abuse

The concern over prescription drug abuse has been documented in many countries. The most astonishing thing is how many teens keep using prescription medication and believe that they can safely experiment with them.

Prescription drug abuse statistics

It’s believed in every 4 out of 10 teens report having taken some prescribed medication not meant for them while not even sick at least once in their lifetime. This according to research conducted for the partnership for drug-free kids.

Statistics show that 90% of high school students who abuse controlled prescriptions have a history of using other addictive drugs. Moreover, almost 15% of high school students have misused controlled perception medications … Read More