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Prescription Drug Abuse Blog Posts

Winning Videos--Stop Rx Abuse, North Carolina

September 20, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Narcotics and prescription drugs account for about 75% of all deaths caused by unintentional poisonings in North Carolina. Read More »

SADD Florida advisor Sherry Viersen (far left) and teen ambassadors Naya Zapata, Destiny Ramos, and Julissa Pardomo are joined by U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. (center).

SADD Florida Teens "Share a Dose of Reality" at the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit

May 15, 2012  /  Julissa Pardomo, Destiny Ramos, and Naya Zapata, SADD Florida

Did you know that of the top 22 substances teens abused across the country in 2011, 8 were prescription drugs often found in the family medicine cabinet? Read More »

Choose Your Path BFF or the Ex

Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Abuse

May 03, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

You may have heard marijuana referred to as a “gateway drug,” meaning that it can open doors to other kinds of drug abuse. But did you know that prescription painkillers can be gateway drugs to heroin? Read More »

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Help Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse: Ask Mom and Dad To Clean Out the Medicine Cabinet

April 10, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are among the most commonly abused drugs by high school seniors. Read More »

Teens at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington at the Germantown, MD, branch

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington Members Shatter the Myths About Drug Abuse

February 09, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

NIDA scientists aren’t the only people on a mission to shatter the myths about drug abuse among youth. Read More »

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