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Sara Bellum

Did you know the prescription drug abuse problem in America has reached what the White House calls “epidemic proportions?” To help teens understand what prescription drug abuse can do to the brain and body, NIDA has created a PEERx Web site containing science-based information about the problem.

The PEERx Web site also offers free downloads, including iron-ons to make your own t-shirts and accessories, stickers, posters, avatars, and other cool stuff. So, express yourself and help spread the word, too.

Share this site with your friends, and let us know which downloads are your favorites. NIDA wants to know what works or doesn’t work for getting important health information to teens. Tell us what you think by submitting a comment in the “Leave a Reply” box below, or by sending us a message. We want to hear your voice!

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Thank u for posting.
by söve
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Multiple ThanX! for this website. We have a BIG script problem in this corner of the country with little information and lots of misinformation. "It's pharmaceutical so It's safe, right?" I'll be handing out the website a lot.

I absolutely LOVE this blog! I feel it will be very beneficial to not only myself but also my peers. The download section is a great resource for students joining the awareness movement! I like that students are able to create their own shirts and have a new knowledge base to gain information on the topic! Keep up the good work!

-Laura, IL

It's true. With all the data coming in, prescription drug abuse is the new “high”. We can only do what we can by informing our communities and help people overcome their addictions. September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery month. Show someone you know who struggles with addiction that you care. [commercial link removed, per guidelines]