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Prescription Drugs Can Lead to Addiction for Teens

Deaths from drug overdoses have increased significantly in recent years across the United States, becoming the leading cause of accidental death in our country. These deaths are driven largely by an explosion in addiction to opioids, a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as legal prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, codeine and morphine. This

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Parenting a Drug-Free Teen

With all the statistics and media coverage of teens abusing alcohol and drugs, parents may feel discouraged and worried that they can’t protect their child from the pitfalls of substance abuse. Fortunately, that is not true. Research has consistently shown that parents have a very strong influence on their child’s likelihood of trying drugs. For example, in December 2012, Science

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