Make sure you know which prescription drugs are commonly used by children. The most common drugs of abuse are opioids, central nervous system depressants and stimulants
For parents, this is a pivotal time in helping kids make positive choices when faced with drugs and alcohol. The average age kids try drugs for the first time is 13. But you can help your teen stay healthy and drug-free and beat the negative statistics.
TALK to your teen about prescription and OTC cough medicine abuse. Teens listen, even if they act like they don’t. In fact, teens who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are 50 percent less likely to use drugs.