It Starts in Middle School
It Starts in Middle School

800,000 12- to 17-year-olds initiate prescription drug abuse every year.

It Starts in Middle School
73% Find it in the Family Medicine Cabinet

73% of teens cite ease of access in family medicine cabinets as their reason for abusing prescription drugs.

It Starts in Middle School
Teens Think Prescription Drugs are Safe

35% of teens say that prescription drugs are safe.

It Starts in Middle School
Opioid Dependence Can Happen After Just 5 Days

80% of heroin users started down the road to addiction by abusing prescription painkillers

Drug addiction does not start on the street corner anymore. It starts in the medicine cabinet.

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References

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/cbhsq-reports/NSDUHFFR2017/NSDUHFFR2017.pdf

The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study 2013
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
https://drugfree.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/PATS-2013-FULL-REPORT.pdf

Popping Pills A Drug Abuse Epidemic
National Institute on Drug Abuse
https://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/poppingpills-nida.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6610a1.htm#F1_down
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24871348