What is the #1 source of prescription drugs, among teens who abuse medications without a prescription?
THE HOME OF A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND
Monitor. Secure. Destroy.
Teens are most likely to find prescription drugs in their own home or the home of a friend or relative. People who abuse prescription opioids are 40 times more likely to use heroin.
Drugs like OxyContin and heroin are both Opioids, and are chemically very similar. All medications from cough syrup to ADHD medication have the potential for abuse and can have consequences similar to those of illegal drugs.
Take the opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medications whenever possible. Scroll down to find ways to dispose of medications safely.
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Saturday April 25th 2020
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