Navigation Links
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.

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/besmartbewell/50821/

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110901/MM60576LOGO)

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."

Watch all of Pasierb's video interview.

Where can I learn more?

Produced by the country's largest customer-owned health insurer in collaboration with medical experts and national health organizations, BeSmartBeWell.com is a free, non-commercial public information resource.

BeSmartBeWell.com features:

  • Life stories of real people struggling with prescription drug abuse
  • Expert Q&A videos
  • Reputable resources and links
  • Health news
  • Links to health tools
  • In-depth articles

Consumers can also register for the monthly Spotlight Newsletter and News Alerts.

For information about other family-focused health topics -- including childhood obesity, childhood asthma, teen dating violence and others – and to see more life stories, visit BeSmartBeWell.com.

About Be Smart. Be Well.

BeSmartBeWell.com is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Divisions of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

About The Partnership at Drugfree.org

The Partnership at Drugfree.org is a nonprofit organization that helps parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children.  Bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, this public health nonprofit translates current research on teen behavior, parenting, addiction and treatment into easy to understand resources at drugfree.org.  The organization also reaches families through its community education programs which focus on local drug and alcohol issues of concern for parents, youth and the Hispanic community. The Partnership at Drugfree.org depends on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the public sector and is thankful to SAG/AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity.


'/>"/>
SOURCE BeSmartBeWell.com
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Getting Healthcare Reform Done with the Entire Supply Chain
2. Lilly CEO: Are We Getting Our Moneys Worth from Medical Innovation?
3. Consumer Reports Flu Poll: Approximately Three Out of 10 Health Care Workers Living in a Bubble, Not Getting Flu Vaccine
4. CRF Health is Awarded for Getting Closer
5. PPA 2.0 Makes Getting Prescription Assistance Easier
6. AUDIO from Medialink and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Getting Ready for Cold and Flu Season
7. Estrogen Getting Cool Reception From Dermatologists for Mixed Results in Improving Appearance of Skin
8. Getting More From Whole-Transcript Microarrays
9. New UNAIDS Report Offers Encouraging News, But Most HIV-Positive Mothers Still Not Getting the Care & Treatment They Need
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized ... announced that it has been ranked #1 by its users ... Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the ... hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds and holds one ... technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... has been named the official orthopedic and sports medicine ... 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship to be played ... Atlanta, Georgia . OrthoAtlanta is proud to be ... many activities leading up to, and including the national championship ... OrthoAtlanta serves ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... FRANCISCO , Sept. 12, 2017  ValGenesis ... Management Solutions (VLMS), is pleased to announce the ... a member of its Board of Directors and ... ValGenesis VLMS enables life science companies to manage ... the use of paper in this process. Furthermore, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... As health professionals work to improve their approach to healthcare, there is ... than filling out a survey; in many cases health professionals and patients are working ... and research on the importance of active engagement with patients and members of the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors has ... succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in the ... at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO on ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and ... Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD ... that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the ... a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel ... also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families ... However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client ... elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):