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Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse among High School Student-Athletes

“What is prescription pain reliever misuse? As defined by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, it’s “use without a prescription of one’s own or use at a higher dosage or more often than prescribed.

Unfortunately, high school student-athletes can be especially vulnerable to prescription painkiller misuse. The pain relief, an eagerness to return to the field after injury, and the belief that such medication is “safe” because they’re prescribed by a doctor, are just a few reasons why.

Here are five tips – along with online resources – for parents and educators to help keep your student-athlete from misusing painkillers.”

Click here to read the tips and see the online resources.

 

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