Drug dealers move over, there is a new boss taking over your business, medicine cabinets. That is right. More often now, teens are resourcing to their family medicine drawers and cabinets for their drug addiction. Prescription drugs are legal, however they are ending up being consumed by kids and not the designated prescribed person, leading many times to death.
In Seattle, a father mourns over his son who died from an overdose 6 weeks before his eighteenth birthday. Now the father is working with a drug prevention foundation, urging parents to intervene with the youth drug problem. For this father and his son, it is unfortunately too late, but for other parents and their teens there is still time to get help.
Since 3 in 5 teens report that they can easily get prescription drugs from their parents medicine cabinets, US officials are pushing for legislation, The Safe Drug Disposal Act. This act, if passed, will allow for parents to have a safe legal way to dispose of left over prescriptions, preventing teens from getting a hold of them. The office of National Drug Control reports that prescription pills are the second leading drug abuse next to marijuana, also known as pot, weed, or trees.
A survey revealed that by 12th grade ten percent of students have tried a prescription pain killer. The truth is that teens are taking these pills and they are highly addictive. Other side effects besides overdose, death, and addiction, are withdraws, mood swings, trying other drugs, and physical harm to the body.
For help with teen prescription drug use and abuse call Inspirations for Youth and Families aka, Inspirations Teen Rehab We are here to help you and your family through this difficult process.
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