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Did you know?

  • 12 to 17 year olds abuse prescription drugs more than they abuse ecstasy, crack/cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine combined - Partnership for a Drug Free America
  • Among 12- and 13-year-olds, prescription drugs are the drug of choice. National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006. Office of Applied Studies
  • 4 out of 5 of the most-abused narcotics in high schools are prescription drugs. - Partnership for a Drug Free America
  • 40% of teens surveyed believed that prescription and over-the-counter medications are safer to use than illegal drugs.  - The Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • There are more deaths from overdoses of prescription opiod painkillers than from cocaine and heroin. - The Partnership for a Drug Free America


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