Red Ribbon Week: Living a Drug Free Life

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  • Illegal Use of Legal Drugs
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Illegal Use of Legal Drugs

With so much focus on illegal drugs, it’s important to keep in mind that prescription drug abuse is on the rise, especially among teens. A recent survey conducted by the Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation confirmed that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime – a 33 percent increase over the past five years.

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