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Keep Prescription Drugs Secure From Teens

(4/28/2014)

Keep Prescription Drugs Secure From Teens: Expert
Health Day
April 25, 2014

Teens' addiction to prescription or over-the-counter drugs often begins when they have easy access to medications in their homes, an expert says. Many parents make a special effort to keep medications away from young children to prevent accidental poisonings, but don't realize that teens are the group most likely to misuse and abuse medications. As many as 20 percent of American teens have abused prescription drugs, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 50 percent of U.S. high school seniors said that narcotic drugs other than heroin would be fairly or very easy to get.

For the full article, click here: http://consumer.healthday.com/mental-health-information-25/addiction-news-6/briefs-emb-unknown-for-april-24-teens-unsecured-meds-silver-hill-hospital-release-batch-1115-686508.html


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