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A Growing Problem Among Teens

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Posted at 8:51 PM, Nov 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-13 14:45:12-05

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) - One in four teens has used a prescription drug that was not prescribed to them. Assistant Attorney General Ann Reardon stops by with some simple tips on how you can help combat this growing trend.

Her tips include:

-          Safeguard and monitor the medicine you keep at home by using a lockbox.

-          Talking with your family and teens in your life about prescription drug abuse.

For more information send an email to:

drugtakeback@oag.state.va.us

For free resources on how to help end prescription drug abuse, visit:

http://www.drugfree.org/tag/the-medicine-abuse-project