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Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
In this article we learn why prescription drug abuse prevention is so important. Pain medication use should be closely monitored and kept away from teens. Learn about the role parents, doctors, and pharmacies play in preventing painkiller drug abuse.
Prescription drug abuse prevention is the key to avoiding the dangers of misusing painkillers, including addiction and fatal overdoses. Patients, parents, doctors, and pharmacies can all play a role in prescription drug abuse prevention.
Patients play an important role in prescription drug abuse prevention, in themselves and others.
Many teens abuse painkillers, and they often donít realize itís dangerous to do so. Parents can help prevent teen prescription drug abuse and addiction.
Doctors and pharmacies also play an important role in prescription drug abuse prevention.
It is also possible to address the reasons that people misuse or abuse painkillers. This can mean finding alternative ways to handle pain, even used in conjunction with properly prescribed painkillers, and helping people better cope with stress and other negative emotions so they donít turn to painkillers to help them.
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Office of National Drug Control Policy, Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention [online]
Michelle Meadows, Prescription Drug Use and Abuse, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA Consumer Magazine, September-October 2001 [online]
Office of National Drug Control Policy, Press Release, Females Bucking National Drug Abuse Trends, April 30, 2007 [online]