Report Shows Teen Medicine Abuse Increase

Michele Borba April 25, 2013 Comments Off on Report Shows Teen Medicine Abuse Increase

Troubling medicine abuse report card reveals 1/4 teens abusing RX drugs. Let’s get educated!

A just-released report shows a troubling trend about teen medicine abuse. Please parents – keep track of your prescription drugs. One in four teens admits having misused or abused a prescription drug – a 33 percent increase over a five-year period. I’m in New York this week trying to get the word out to parents about this danger. Keep in mind that the biggest danger may be in your own medicine cabinet. Talk to your kids-please! Only 14 percent of teens say that their parents have had a conversation with them about this potentially lethal problem. Refer to my post this week: “How to Address Medicine Abuse With Your Teen” for tips and signs of medicine abuse. Here is the Medicine Abuse Report Card which was released this week.