Why Parents Should Talk To Teens About Prescription Drug Abuse

teen prescription drug abuse is on the rise

The concern over prescription drug abuse has been documented in many countries. The most astonishing thing is how many teens keep using prescription medication and believe that they can safely experiment with them.

Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics

It’s believed in every 4 out of 10 teens report having taken some prescribed medication not meant for them while not even sick at least once in their lifetime. This according to research conducted for the partnership for drug-free kids.

Statistics show that 90% of high school students who abuse controlled prescriptions have a history of using other addictive drugs. Moreover, almost 15% of high school students have misused controlled perception medications beginning at 13 years of age.

But there is some good news, as teens & children who are counseled on the dangers of drug abuse are 50% less likely to use the drugs than those who don’t. Continue reading “Why Parents Should Talk To Teens About Prescription Drug Abuse”