Teen Medicine Abuse Fact Sheet

Read this fact sheet for more information about teen prescription and over-the-counter medicine abuse.

Each generation of kids looks for new ways to get high. Recent trends indicate they are increasingly turning to prescription (Rx) or over-the counter (OTC) medicines. Teens report getting many of these medicines from home medicine cabinets and mistakenly believe that abusing them is “safer” than other drugs.

Source: The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). The CADCA is a nonprofit organization committed to creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. Learn more about the CADCA.

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