Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is so serious that is leads cocaine and methamphetamine use.


Some things we can control. If we practice simple steps to make ourselves accountable we can prevent some of this abuse. Every little step can help - from keeping your personal medications locked up to doctors keeping their prescription pad blanks in a secure place.

This is part one in a series of two articles. This article goes into the how and why of prescription drug abuse. Next month's article will go into the prescription drugs that have infiltrated our children's schools and what that means. We'll discuss the types of prescriptions medications that are being abused and why.



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