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Is Your Teen Getting High on Your Prescription?
Date:9/1/2011

CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vikes, Dance Fever, French Fries. The names might not be familiar to you, but chances are good your kids have heard of them. These are the street names for prescription drugs, and more and more teens are using them to get high.

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Each year, nearly 2 million teens abuse prescription drugs. The new parent's Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Guide from BeSmartBeWell.com and The Partnership at Drugfree.org breaks down the most commonly abused prescription and over-the-counter drugs in a simple-to-understand and interactive web page. Learn drugs' "street" names, how kids are using them (inject, inhale, etc.), why they're dangerous and the warning signs of abuse.

Empowering parents

BeSmartBeWell.com in collaboration with The Partnership at Drugfree.org, is combatting prescription drug abuse by educating and empowering parents.

At BeSmartBeWell.com, Steve Pasierb, CEO of The Partnership at Drugfree.org, discusses drug use among young people, and gives parents advice on keeping their kids safe from drug use and drinking.  

"What we say to parents is to have an age-sensitive conversation, not a big drug talk," Pasierb says at BeSmartBeWell.com. "The net of the conversation is, 'I'm worried about this.' That's incredibly powerful, but it's not a lecture, it's not a threat."


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