Most people take medicines only for the reasons their doctors prescribe them. But an estimated 20 percent of people in the United States have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons. This is prescription drug abuse. It is a serious and growing problem.Abusing some prescription drugs can lead to addiction. You can develop an addiction to:Narcotic painkillersSedatives and tranquilizersStimulants


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CollectionIncludes:  Teacher's Guides      Rx for Understanding: Be Smart About Prescription Drugs (Grades 5-8)     Rx for Understanding: Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse (Grades 9-12) and   Pinterest Collection        Prescription Drugs: Proper Use, Misuse, Abuse

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