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Abbott and Partnership for a Drug-Free America Launch 'Not In My House' to Help Parents Secure Their Homes from Teen Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse
Date:6/24/2008

and their parents have a false sense of security, mistakenly believing it's somehow safer to abuse prescription medication than street drugs. This issue demands the immediate action of parents, both by learning the facts and safeguarding medications at home as well as talking with teens about this very real threat to their health."

The website, http://www.NotInMyHouse.com, offers insight on talking about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse with teens, helps explain how the teen brain may make them more vulnerable to addiction, details the teen drug culture and lingo and gives three simple steps parents can take to help secure their homes:

-- Monitor: An inventory of prescription medications in the home can help parents know what they have and what they do not need anymore. They should count the pills left in the bottle or package after each dose. The supply should be checked regularly for missing pills.

-- Secure: Prescription drugs should not be readily accessible to everyone in the house. Parents should treat prescription medicines the same way they treat other valuables in their homes. Medications should be stored in a safe and secure place for those who need them.

-- Dispose: Leftover or expired prescription medications should be disposed of properly. Pills should be placed in a non-see-through container with something unpleasant mixed in, like old coffee grounds or kitty litter. The container should be sealed and put in the trash.

"Prescription medicines have an important role in health care, but they have significant risks when they are misused and abused," says Jeff Haas, general manager, Pain Care, Abbott. "Abbott and the Partnership have developed the 'Not in My House' education initiative to help teach parents the importance of securing medications in their homes to help protect their children."

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