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Lock the medicine cabinet to prevent prescription drug abuse in children & teens
Lock the medicine cabinet to prevent prescription drug abuse in children & teens

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Happy New Year from all of us at Elements Behavioral Health! 
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Happy Holidays from everyone at Elements Behavioral Health! 
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Saturday, Sept. 26, marks the 10th anniversary of “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,” an annual initiative organized by the Drug Enforcement Agency to curb America’s prescription drug abuse epidemic. That’s when, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., police departments and sheriff’s offices across Texas will join in a massive, nationwide drive to collect the unused, expired and potentially dangerous prescription medications in your medicine cabinet, no questions asked. http://vrl.ht/4B69A

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Ways to help someone who is currently abusing opioid painkillers: http://vrl.ht/3F03B

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Five teens at a Maryland high school were recently found to have overdosed on prescription drugs during the school day. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Department responded to calls from Oakdale High School in Ijamsville and sent four female students to the hospital. The fifth was released to her parents. The incident is representative of the problem of prescription drugs and heroin in Maryland and across the country. Young people are abusing these drugs in record numbers and are facing the consequences. http://vrl.ht/28D6D 

College students may struggle to meet the demands of their education, particularly if they are attending school and working at the same time. They are the group who most commonly abuses this dangerous drug. http://vrl.ht/20AF2

Prescription drug abuse is a relatively rare but notable phenomenon among older teenagers and younger adults. People who abuse prescription substances can end up seeking treatment in an emergency room for a number of reasons. http://vrl.ht/1E894

Teens Find Prescription Drugs In Their Homes

There are various reasons why prescription medication abuse is the most common kind of drug abuse among adolescents in this age group, but the biggest reason is that most teens can get access to the drugs without leaving home. http://vrl.ht/1E433

Keeping track of new drugs is a challenge, and not just for authority figures. Many new drugs are attractive to teens who want to experiment with mind-altering substances with a minimum risk of getting caught. Unfortunately, the evolving nature of these drugs, designed to keep authority figures off balance, can also make the true nature of these substances a mystery even to those who are taking them. http://vrl.ht/1E417

Young adults are particularly likely to abuse a prescription medication, although such abuse also occurs in younger and older age groups. The peak rates of abuse appear among individuals between the ages of 18 and 25. http://vrl.ht/1DE8B
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