Friday, June 27, 2008


Abbott Web site educates parents about teen Rx abuse

Abbott is working with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America on Not In
My House, a program to help prevent teen prescription drug misuse and
abuse. Available online at, the national education
initiative aims to provide parents with information and tips to limit
teen access to medicines. In an Abbott-sponsored survey conducted by the
Partnership, more than half of teens who reported abusing prescription
medications said they got the medications in their own home, from a
parent, relative, or friend. The Web site provides tips for talking
about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse with teens,
explains how the teen brain may make them more vulnerable to addiction,
details the teen drug culture and lingo, and offers steps parents can
take to help secure their homes.

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