Every day, more than 2000 teenagers use a prescription drug to get high for the first time. Accessing these drugs can be as easy as opening a cupboard, drawer or medicine cabinet. The good news is there are steps you can take to help protect your kids from prescription drug abuse.
If your child needs medications for an illness or after surgery, speak to your healthcare provider about the potential for abuse of the medications prescribed. Keep the medications out of reach and control the doses given to your child. Make sure unused medications are disposed of properly.