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Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse

Every day in America, 2,500 youth ages 12–17 abuse a pain reliever or other prescription medication for the very first time. Prescription and over-the-counter medications are powerful drugs that, when abused, can be just as dangerous as street drugs. Be sure teens know that the risks of taking these drugs far outweigh any “benefits.” It is illegal to use a prescription that is not written for you.

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Prescription Drug Drop-Off Program
The best way to insure that unused or expired medications do not contaminate the environment or get into the wrong hands is to safely dispose of them through the Prescription Drug Drop-Off Program. Find out more.

Last updated: 11/12/2012 10:27 AM