April 24, 2008 —
Youâ€™ve seen the statistics. One in 10 teensâ€”or 2.4 million youthâ€”reports having abused cough medicine. Now, what can you do about it?
Here are two simple things you can do in your own house to fight this trend:
- Safeguard your medicine cabinet. Always know what medicine you have in your house and keep track of whatâ€™s in each bottle or box.
- Communicate with your kids. Talk about how drug abuse is dangerous and that medicine is safe, but only when itâ€™s used as directed and for its intended purpose.