Teachers FAQ

Prescription drug abuse rates vary among schools and communities. However, according to a 2013 study by The Partnership at Drugfree.org, one in four teens – 24 percent – admits to misusing or abusing a prescription drug at least once. That’s a 33 percent increase in the past five years.

And among teens who report abusing prescription drugs, about one in five started before the age of 14.

Addiction is a major problem, too. One in five teens admitted to drug treatment centers sought treatment for prescription drug abuse.