According to the CDC, 141 people in the United States die every day as a result of drug overdose. That is 141 mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters.
While alcohol remains the most commonly used and abused drugs by teens in the United States, prescriptions drugs and the use of illegal drugs among teens is a growing problem in Missouri. As a parent, you can work to help prevent your teen from ever starting these deadly habits.
The articles and videos in this section will you help you to learn some of the myths about pain medications and several strategies for preventing teen prescription drug misuse.