Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens

role of abuse by adolescents and young adults is a serious problem in the United States. As indicated in the Partnership for a Drug Free ….

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Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens
SIGNS OF ABUSE & ADDICTION

  • Cycles of increased energy, restlessness, and inability to sleep
  • Abnormally slow movements, speech or reaction time, confusion and disorientation
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain.
  • Cycles of excessive sleep.
  • Unexpected changes in clothing, such as constantly wearing long sleeved shirts, to hide scarring at injection sites
  • Suspected drug paraphernalia such as unexplained pipes, roach clips or syringes
  • Progressive, severe dental problems

WHAT CAN PARENTS DO?

  • Do not keep any medications in your bathroom medicine cabinet
  • Ask friends and family to take the same precautions
  • Talk to your teen about the dangers that exist with taking prescription and over-the-counter medications
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