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Youth & Prescription Drugs

Rx Abuse




OTC Drug Use

Most parents are concerned about their child using illegal and prescription drugs, however over-the-counter (OTC) medications can be harmful or deadly when used inappropriately. Yet, OTC medications are easily obtainable without prescription, at the local store, or even more conveniently in your home medicine cabinet. Nationwide statistics indicate kids as young as 12 are using OTC medications to relieve anxiety, stress, pain or to get high; using the internet as a "how to" guide to getting high.

Some believe use of OTC medications is safer than illegal or prescription drugs... but they can be as equally dangerous and addictive. Check out this link to find out what every parent should know about the risk of OTC medications.