Posts Tagged ‘teens and drugs’

Teenagers and Prescription Drugs

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

My son’s middle school sent this info to parents, and I thought it was worth sharing.

The drug situation in our schools is different than it was when we were teenagers. Prescriptions drugs play a larger role in kid’s lives today, and we need to be vigilant about keeping an eye on our kids (do you stay up and greet your child when he comes home from a night out?) and on our medicine cabinets.

With thanks to our school, which I won’t name, here’s the info parents of teens need to know:

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Where Are Our Kids Getting Prescription Drugs?

Monday, May 18th, 2009

At home. With friends. At a grandparent's house. At the store. At
school… Kids can find prescription drugs in more places than you can
imagine. Check out this terrific interactive tour, Rx Danger Zones, sponsored by The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.

It's a good reminder to parents to keep a close eye on their prescription meds — and on their kids.

Of
course, you may feel you know what's going on in your own home, but you
don't know what's available to your child at a friend's house. That's
why it's so important to talk with your kids about the dangers of
prescription drugs — and the temptation to go with the crowd when it
comes to peer pressure.

We have to keep talking. We have to keep paying attention. Man, nobody ever said this parenting thing was easy, huh?