Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens Continues to Rise

The Partnership Attitudes Tracking Study (PATS) found that one – fourth of teens have misused or abused  prescription drugs at least once.  The findings goes on to indicate that some of the contributing factors to the increase include; not safeguarding medications at home, not properly disposing of unused medications, and parents are not effectively communicating the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse to their kids.  In comparison, a majority of teens say they have discussed the risks of alcohol, and marijuana with their parents.  To see more results of the PATS survey, click here.

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