Not worth the risk—even if it’s legal. Research shows that kids start to self-medicate as early as age 11. It is important to take advantage of opportunities to increase children’s knowledge about responsible medicine use. Additionally, more teens and college students are abusing prescription medicine than ever before. Survey findings from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids show that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime. The educational toolkits below were specifically designed to educate tweens, teens and college students about safe medicine use topics. Share them with your children and family, with your schools and youth groups and communities. The better kids are informed today, the smarter and more responsible choices they can make tomorrow.
Connect with teens and young adults to prevent medicine abuse
Connect with teens and young adults as they gain independence and start taking their own medicines
Additional educational resources
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