A NEW TREND IN ADDICTION AMONG KIDS
A study from Drugfree.org suggest that only 14% of the parents have discussed abuse of prescription drugs with their kids. One in four teens in the study said they had misused or abused a prescription drug at least once. One in eight teens report misusing or abusing the drugs Ritalin or Adderall. Some parents didn’t see a significant risk in teens misusing prescription drugs. More shockingly, some kids are having “skittles parties,” where the teens throw all the pills they poach from home into a big bowl, mix them up and then take a few without knowing exactly what they were ingesting.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Talk to your kid about the dangers and risk of prescription drugs. They are just as potent and in some cases, more deadly a chemical than street drugs.
Lock away unsafe drugs in a cabinet and keep track of it.
Keep an eye on your kid’s habit and know their friends. As the famous saying goes “You are, the company you keep”.
For more read “The Partnership at Drugfree.org”