Four ways to keep your teen from abusing prescription medications


The Indianapolis Star has a valuable article providing tips to parents who are worried about their teenage children abusing prescription medications. The article’s four tips:

  1. Monitor the prescriptions you have in your home.
  2. Secure your medicines.
  3. Dispose of old prescriptions.
  4. Communicate and set a good example for your child.

It’s nice to see a reasonable — and actually useful — article on this issue, rather than the hysterical attacks on licensed Canadian pharmacies that this topic often inspires.

Read the full article here.

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Also, check out Not in My House, a Web site from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

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0 thoughts on “Four ways to keep your teen from abusing prescription medications

  • Teens will find none prescriptions that work to theres no point in trying to keep them away.

    Benadryl (Makes you hallucinate)
    DXM (Cough syrup makes you robo trip)

    Two drugs teens can buy without a prescription.

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