Have you thought about where you store your prescription medications? Maybe you recently had a minor surgery where you were prescribed a pain killer and only took a few days worth. Without thinking, you tossed the rest in back of the medicine cabinet to be forgotten.
Is it possible that your teenager didn’t forget about them at all? It is important parents realize that prescription drugs are too powerful to leave accessible to children.
When you have kids, especially teenagers, in your home and one or both parents are taking a prescription medication, you’d be wise to keep those meds in a place where Junior is unaware of their existence, preferably locked up.
I can’t tell you of all the cases of kids getting hooked on heroin and other opiates because they first started with addictive drugs right out of their parents medicine cabinets. These medications are often so highly addictive that when Junior gets access to them in school or on the street, the temptation is overwhelming.
Because heroin is so much cheaper than other drugs, kids often turn to it and too often become one of the 50,000 Americans who die overdosing on it each year.
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