Parents

Parents

 

Prescription drug abuse in Michigan is real. It’s growing, and it’s dangerous.  But, you can make a difference in preventing your child from abusing prescription drugs. 
 
Here are some guidelines to follow:
 
  • Monitor your prescription drugs, lock them in a secure place and dispose of them properly.
  • Sharing of prescription drugs with family members or others is dangerous.
  • Provide a good example to your child by not sharing your prescription drugs with family members or others.
  • Talk to teens and young adults about the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. These are powerful drugs that, when abused, can be just as dangerous as street drugs.

 

The Partnership for Drug Free America – Includes sections for parents who are at any stage with their teens.

 

Please also check the Resources Tab for additional information for parents.