Prescription Drug Myths

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Prescription drugs are becoming one of the most abused substances among teens today, but why? Teens believe a detrimental myth, that prescription medications can provide a safe high. In addition, prescription medications are more accessible to teens than illegal drugs. Prescription drug abuse among teens is a growing and serious problem that many parents are unaware of. Teens do not have to go to a drug dealer, or even leave the house to obtain prescription drugs. For some, they simply find them in their parents’ medicine cabinet, along with over-the-counter medications that are potentially harmful as well. With such easy access, many of these teens mistakenly believe that Rx drugs are safer to use than doing street drugs. Parents
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