September 13, 2007 —

"Pharming" is a type of party or gathering that brings teens together to mix different prescription drugs ”and often alcohol” to get high. Mixing different medications with each other, street drugs, and alcohol is very dangerous and can even be deadly. Cough medicine is a drug that is abused at "pharming parties." As your teens head out to hang out with friends this year, please keep an eye on their activities. Ask where they are going, who will be there, and what time they will be home. Know that it is OK to set boundaries and limitations. Keeping your teens safe is a priority.