Kids and Prescription Drugs

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Alarming news. After two Wisconsin 8th graders were busted for trying to sell prescription drugs in their middle school, police there issued a warning to parents everywhere about the dangers of children having access to certain prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Police have noticed a steep increase in the number of cases involving children stealing their parents prescription and over-the-counter medications to either get high off of or sell. Kids crush and snort, or swallow many of the drugs including: Adderall and Adderall XR, Ritalin, Methylphenolate, Oxycodone, Percocet, and Vicodin.

The sale or use of these drugs could amount to felony charges, warn police, underscoring a hard truth--the repercussions for kids abusing prescription drugs are not just health-related.

Do your kids have access to your prescription drugs?


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