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Kids Popping Parents’ Prescriptions

By Slattenk
Do you have prescription pills in your home? Are those drugs locked up? Drug abuse prevention experts now recommend keeping all your medication locked up so that children do not have ready access to those drugs.
According to DrugFree.org, “Prescription drugs are now the most commonly abused drugs among 12-13-year-olds.” Kids mistakenly believe that taking drugs their parents, friends or relatives have been prescribed are safer than taking street drugs.
Is there something you can do as a parent to increase the odds that your child will not experiment with drugs? Yes! DrugFree.org reports that “kids who learn about the risks of drugs at home are up to 50% less likely to use.” Talk to your kids and also lock up your drugs.

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