While it’s not talked about as much as some drug problems, teen usage of prescription drugs is a problem in the United States – one that parents need to understand very clearly. Knowing the facts and statistics can better equip you to talk to your teen about the harms behind prescription drug use.
The following inforaphic spotlights the teen prescription drug problem. A teen is more likely to have abused a prescription drug than a illegal street drug.
The rate of deaths involving prescription painkillers like Oxycontin and Vicodin more than tripled between 1999 and 2012, according to a new CDC report.
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