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LOCKMED - WHY LOCK UP MEDS?

FACT:

70% OF CHILDREN WHO ABUSE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ADMIT TO GETTING THEM FROM FAMILY OR FRIENDS.

Reference: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings.

FACT:

OVER 3 MILLION U.S. TEENS ABUSE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Reference: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2007, National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings.

FACT:

EVERY DAY, 3,300 MORE CHILDREN BEGIN EXPERIMENTING WITH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Reference: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2007a. A Day in the Life of American Adolescents: Substance Use Facts.

TO LEARN ABOUT PREVENTING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE, VISIT:

  1. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE :
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  2. OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY :
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  3. MEDLINE PLUS :
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  4. PARTNERSHIP FOR A DRUG FREE AMERICA :
    Click here to link to website