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Preventing Prescription Abuse

October 8, 2012

What You Can Do?  Think about your home.  What prescription and over-the counter (OTC) drugs do you have?  Where are they kept?  Would you know if some were missing?  The good news is that you can take steps immediatley to limited access to these drugs and help keep your teen drug-free:

1.  Safeguard all drugs at home.  Monitor quantities and control access.

2.  Set clear rules for teens about all drug use, including not sharing medicine and always following the medical provider's advice and dosages.

3.  Be a good role model by following these same rules with your own medicines.

4.  Properly conceal and dispose of old or unused medicines.

5.  Ask friends and family to safeguard their prescription drugs as well.


 From:  Parents - The Anti-Drug

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