Stop Medicine Abuse: An appeal to parents



October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month in the US and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is actively campaigning for this observance. The organization is especially reaching out to parents to raise awareness on this issue. Here are the reasons why:

But you may ask: how do these kids get access to prescription drugs? They are not usually the drugs one can buy on the streets, right? You may not believe it but the main source of medications that are abused is none other than your medicine cabinet at home. Yes, the home that is probably in your bathroom. Have you checked its contents lately?

According to the US Office of National Drug Control Policy, the 3 classes of prescription drugs most commonly abused are:

National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month is aimed to help raise awareness and educate people – children, young people and their parents – on this problem.

For this purpose, here are some materials provided by CADCA and other supporting agencies:

Check out also relevant previous posts on Medicine Abuse:

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