Each year more people die from prescription drug overdose than from car accidents.

Abuse of prescription drugs is a national epidemic and can lead to addiction, overdose, and even death. Did you know that many teens get their drugs from their family and friends medicine cabinets? Teens naively think prescription drugs give them a safe high. Protect your family and loved ones by securing and monitoring any prescription drugs and dispose of any unused or expired drugs safely. Set clear rules for your family about not sharing medicine and using medication only as prescribed. Take inventory of your medicine regularly both over the counter and prescription. Encourage family and friends to take the pledge and lock up their medications. Take the pledge online at teenhealthconnection.org and learn more about the prescription drug epidemic. It takes all of us to keep teens safe and prevent prescription drug abuse. Click here for more information.

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