4. Tips for Teens

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

  • Rx drugs are prescribed to patient by a provider for legitimate health reasons.
  • Obtaining a pill prescribed for someone else is drug abuse—& illegal—even just once.
  • Using an Rx drug to get high is no safer than illegal drugs.
  • Dealers are lacing and illicitly and falsely advertising prescription drugs that can have deadly consequences.
  • Mixing Rx drugs with alcohol is potentially fatal.

Next: Part 5: Tips for Parents