Taking Action Against Medicine Abuse

Did You Know?

  • 1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get high or change their mood.
  • Two-thirds of teens who abuse pain relievers say they get them from family members and friends.
  • More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes.
  • One person dies every 19 minutes from drug overdose in the United States and this increasing trend is driven by Rx painkillers.

Now that you know the facts, take action to protect your children your loved ones, and yourself from prescription medicine abuse.