ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS

WARNING SIGNS

Worried that your friend is abusing prescription or over-the-counter drugs? Answering “yes” to one or more of the following signs may indicate a problem.

Encourage your friend to seek help. For referrals, talk to your school nurse or other trusted healthcare professional. You may also call the following hotlines: the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) at 1-800-662-HELP (662-4357) or the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Crisis Line at 1-800-234-0420. For information, call the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at 1-800-729-6686.

REALITY CHECK

Most teens aren’t abusing prescription or over-the-counter drugs.

 

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