Don’t assume that any medication prescribed by your doctor must be safe–it may not be!
There are more than 26,000 fatal drug overdoses each year in the U.S., and prescription drugs are the leading cause of them.
Combining pain killers and/or anti-anxiety drugs with alcohol multiplies their effect–they can shut down your breathing or stop your heart.
Prescription drug abuse is now America’s biggest and fastest-growing drug problem–it has become an epidemic.
Abusing prescription drugs is illegal–and that includes sharing prescriptions with friends.
Misuse of legal drugs (prescription and over-the-counter) has been linked to a 30 times higher suicide risk.
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There are a number of ways that parents can both prevent and recognize a problem with prescription drugs.
Keep yourself and your friends safe from substance abuse of any kind, including prescription drugs: