The information you need to DO YOUR PART

in helping to prevent prescription drug abuse.

Talk to teens and young adults
about the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Do Your Part: Take these steps to help prevent prescription drug abuse.

  • Safeguard all drugs at home. Monitor quantities and control access. Take note of how many pills are in a bottle or pill packet, and keep track of refills.
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  • Set clear rules for teens about drug use.
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  • Do not share your prescription drugs, or use drugs prescribed for someone else.
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  • Ask friends and family to safeguard their prescription drugs as well.
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  • Always follow the medical provider’s advice and dosages.
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  • Talk to teens and young adults about the dangers  of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  These are powerful drugs that, when abused, can be just as dangerous as street drugs.
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  • Be a good role model by following these same rules with your own medicines.

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