Parenting a teen in today's society can be difficult, particularly when faced with the challenges associated with over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse. Constant vigilance and education are still among the best tools to lower the risks of OTC drug abuse. Learn more from these credible resources that bring helpful information to parents and teens about this growing epidemic in the US.
Resources for parents
Over The Counter Drug Addiction (www.overthecounterdrugaddiction.com/)
Drug Enforcement Administration: Prescription for Disaster—How Teens Abuse Medicine (www.justice.gov/dea/pr/multimedia-library/publications/prescription_for_disaster_english.pdf)
Teen Drug Abuse: Teen OTC & Prescription Drug Abuse (http://www.teen-drug-abuse.org/teenoverthecounterdrugabuse/)
Council on Drug Abuse (www.drugabuse.ca/)
Addiction Center (https://www.addictioncenter.com/teenage-drug-abuse/)