Avera Medical Minute: Prescription Drug Abuse Live 5/12/10
Prescription drug abuse is becoming a growing problem among teens.
Part of "just say no" these days is teaching kids and their parents that harmful drugs don't just come from pushers and dealers. They're found right in your medicine cabinet. Prescription drug abuse is a hot topic right now.
There's a bit of a misconception among some parents who are glad their kids are steering clear of things like cocaine and marijuana, but they don't see the problem with pills prescribed by a doctor.
Dr. Jennifer McKay with Avera McKennan explains how dangerous that misconception is.