Prescription Drugs In The Home Are Fueling The Addiction Crisis Among Kids And Teens, Warns New Research

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by: David DiSalvo, Senior Contributor

Looking at the results collectively, the biggest takeaway is that it’s dangerous to keep prescription meds in the home when they’re no longer needed. Particularly opioids, sedatives and stimulants – having any of these addictive drugs around elevates risk not only for your family, but also others who might gain access through someone in your home.

Even when a medication is needed, these results underscore how important it is to keep it as inaccessible as possible to others in the home. That’s easier said than done, of course, but the evidence is clear that failing to do so can have tragic consequences.

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