One in four teens
has misused a prescription drug.
More than 40% of teens who misused or abused a
prescription drug obtained it from their parent’s medicine cabinet and 49%
of the teens got the drug from a friend.
More than half the teens (56%) said it’s easy to
get prescription drugs from their parent’s medicine cabinet
for Drug-Free Kids
research from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the CDC, teens who learned
about prescription drugs from their parents were up to 42% less likely to
misuse them than teens who didn’t learn anything from parents. Talking to teens
makes a difference. Learn what to say by