Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem for teenagers in the United States.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, adolescents are more likely to abuse prescription drugs than adults. In fact, a shocking 2,500 teenagers use these substances for the first time recreationally every day.
To keep your children safe, talk to them openly about the consequences of addiction. You can also choose to inventory your medicine cabinet and keep dangerous medications in a lock box.
If you believe your child might be abusing prescription drugs, contact the professionals at Fairwinds today for support and various treatment options.