Research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has shown the important role that parents play in preventing their children from starting to use drugs. Check out these five questions, developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon. You’ll find some effective ways to make sure your teens understand the risks associated with using someone else’s medicine. Click here

“Shatter The Myths” is a great resource for teens. It answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images. This free booklet, available online, covers several drug categories, including Rx and OTC drugs. Click here

The Medicine Abuse Project is a five-year action campaign that aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine by the year 2017. The Medicine Abuse Project website includes information about prevention of prescription drug abuse, painkiller addiction, and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse. It also lists medicine abuse facts and includes comprehensive information about the most abused prescription drugs. Click here