Friday, March 24, 2006
Everyone is fighting to stop illegal drug abuse, and that's a great thing. But when was the last time you talked to your children about over-the-counter drugs, such as Tylenol? There's a growing trend in this country's younger people to take great quantities of these drugs and get wasted.
A 2004 study found prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse on par with illicit drug use in the U.S.Please talk to your kids and grandkids. Taking too much Tylenol, for example, can destroy your liver. Just because it's over the counter, doesn't mean it's safe in all situations.
The study found 1 in 5 teens has abused pain medicine, 1 in 10 has abused stimulants and 1 in 11 has abused cough medicine, 10News reported.
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