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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Teens Raiding Medicine Cabinet: The wrong drugs

Many teenagers are abusing prescription drugs like Vicodin, oxycontin, and others, according to the recent annual "Monitoring the Future" survey.

Advice to parents of teens: Go to your medicine cabinet, and discard the prescription meds that you're no longer using, down the garbage disposal. This might even save the life of a younger child like Saleem.

Thanks to John Walters of the Office of National Drug Control Policy for this tip. For more, see Christopher Lee's story reprinted in the Boston Globe on Dec. 22.

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