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WEEK 2 (October 7-13)

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1 in 30 teens get high on cough medicine StopMedicineAbuse.org #PreventMedAbuse
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By age 16, approximately 90% of adolescents report self-administering OTC medications. #PreventMedAbuse
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Organize a community meeting to educate #parents on the dangers of med abuse. #PreventMedAbuse
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Teens sometimes take up to 25x the recommended dose of OTC cough medicine with #DXM to get high. StopMedicineAbuse.org #PreventMedAbuse
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Create a Medicine Action Plan. Be sure you’re using and storing medicines safely in your home. http://bit.ly/2db5zve #PreventMedAbuse
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Stop #overprescribing. ER data indicates a 30% rise in Med abuse-related incidents. #PreventMedAbuse
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It isn’t just liquid. Medicines with DXM also come in capsules, gelcaps, lozenges and tablets. StopMedicineAbuse.org #PreventMedAbuse
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You can help #PreventMedAbuse by spreading the word to parents, teachers and others in your community. StopMedicineAbuse.org #StopMedAbuse
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WEEK 1 (October 1-6)

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Get familiar with the side effects and warning signs of OTC cough medicine abuse: StopMedicineAbuse.org #PreventMedAbuse #StopMedAbuse
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Teens who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are 50% less likely to use drugs. #PreventMedAbuse
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In 2013, US poison centers managed over 250,000 exposure cases, ages 6 – 19; over 50% from medication errors and misuse. #PreventMedAbuse
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Recently, Rx painkillers have resulted in more deaths than cocaine and heroin combined #PreventMedAbuse
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Keep an ear out for slang terms teens use for dextromethorphan (DXM) abuse: StopMedicineAbuse.org #PreventMedAbuse #StopMedAbuse
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It’s National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month. Learn the facts and spread the word: http://bit.ly/2cT6XDz #PreventMedAbuse
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