4. Tips for Teens

Rx medicines should only be taken when prescribed for you by a provider.

  • Rx drugs are prescribed to patient by a provider for legitimate health reasons.
  • Taking a pill prescribed for someone else is drug abuse—& illegal—even just once.

When misused, Rx drugs can be as dangerous as illegal “street” drugs.

  • Using an Rx drug to get high is no safer than illegal drugs.

Mixing Rx drugs with alcohol is potentially fatal.