April 24, 2008 —

You’ve seen the statistics. One in 10 teens—or 2.4 million youth—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 what’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 it’s used as directed and for its intended purpose.