Monday, December 27, 2010

Did You Know About Teens' Prescription Drug Abuse?

Did you know about teens' prescription drug abuse?

This month's Reader's Digest has an article calling attention to this growing epidemic. I usually find that by the time this type of thing is published, kids have been doing it for a long time. I know in our area it has been a problem. It's scary just how easy it seems to be for teens to get their hands on prescription drugs and just how easy it is to distribute and abuse them. And the pills are small and leave no smell. It is easy for kids to get hooked on them long before parents realize anything is going on. We need to stay aware and have open conversations with our kids about such "fads"....before we end up needing drug rehab treatment centers.

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