Tag Archives: OTC

Educators: This January, Help Educate Students About the Dangers of Rx Abuse

Addressing the epidemic of teen medicine abuse is a responsibility that falls upon entire communities, including those who work in our schools. Educators spend a great deal of time directly interacting with kids, and are in a unique position to …

You Can Help Save Lives! Seeking Families to Tell Medicine Abuse Stories

At The Partnership at Drugfree.org, we know that the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications is one of the biggest public health problems in the United States today. In fact, every day, 2,000 teens use a prescription drug to get …

DEA to Hold Second Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

This month, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs during the second National Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from …

National Research: 20th Annual Teen Study Shows 25 Percent Drop in Meth Use Over Three Years; Marijuana Down 30 Percent Over Ten Years

Data Reveal First Major Increase in Number of Teens Reporting “Learning a Lot” About Risks of Drug Use From Parents Teen Abuse of Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medicines Remains a Serious Concern NEW YORK, NY – February 26, 2009 – The …