Program Coordinator, Youth Leadership
The Governor's Prevention Partnership
Using a prescription medication when it is not prescribed to you is just as dangerous as using an illegal drug. Yet, in 2015, 12% of high school teens report to abusing a prescription drug to get high. The perception of harm of prescription drug abuse continues to decrease in the state of Connecticut with the number of youth who use, continuing to increase. Start talking to the teen in your life and learn more about prescription drug abuse and the impact it can have on young people with the following infographic.
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