Prescription Drugs and Teens

To be sure, our schools have made great strides in educating teens about the dangers of illegal “street” drugs — drug use among teens appears to be leveling off. However, prescription drug abuse is on the rise. One in four teens admits to misusing a prescription drug at least once. Prescription drugs are perfectly legal with a prescription, and helpful to millions of us. But when shared, abused, or taken without a physician’s supervision, prescription drugs can be dangerous.