Today, prescription drugs and painkillers are some of the most common drugs for teenagers and young adults to misuse and abuse. Why? They are generally accessible. Therefore, very often, dangerous drugs are sitting right in your medicine cabinet, right at your teens‘ fingertips. However, abusing painkillers can lead to some serious consequences, and could even end fatally. So, here are a few tips for keeping your teen safe from prescription painkillers. For more information on sober living in New Jersey, contact us today.

Find Other Options for Pain Relief

If your teen is athletic, or active, they could experience pain or injuries. If their physician prescribes a prescription painkiller, it’s important to realize that painkillers are highly addictive, even when taking the prescribed dose. Depending on the severity of the pain, you might want to explore other options for pain relief, like over the counter medications.

Make Pills Less Accessible

Always make an effort to keep painkillers out of reach from your teen. If you have prescription painkillers in your home, make sure to always keep them in a secure place. A locked and secured cabinet in your room is the best place for potentially addictive medications.

Talk About the Dangers of Misusing Prescription Medicine

It’s important to have a conversation with your teen about the many dangers of prescription drugs. Prepare for the conversation with a few statistics related to painkiller overdose, so your teen can see the reality and dangers of abusing painkillers.

Where can I get help with Sober Living in New Jersey?

Sober Living in New Jersey

Is your teen suffering from addiction? the Discovery Institute can help. With a variety of programs designed to assist your teen with coping in everyday life, we can help guide them to lifelong recovery. Contact us today to learn more about our therapy options. Don’t wait any longer, get your teen the help they need today.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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