This overview from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is intended to help you know what questions to ask when a healthcare provider recommends or prescribes a pain reliever for your child, and how to be sure that your child takes the medication as prescribed without misusing the medication or sharing it with others.
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In 2016, 44 percent of fatally injured drivers with known results tested positive for drugs, up from 28 percent 10 years before.
Additionally, this new report discusses the challenges involved in addressing drug-impaired driving; outlines data available on drugged driving; details the effects marijuana and opioids have on driving ability and crash risk; and provides recommendations for states to curb drug-impaired driving.
To download the report: https://www.ghsa.org/resources/DUID18
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Whether due to a sport injury, getting wisdom teeth pulled, or just a freak accident, there are many reasons why doctors may prescribe opioid painkillers to teens. But with the nationwide opioid addiction epidemic constantly on the news, you probably have some hesitation about letting your teen take the prescription.
Keep in mind: there is a responsible way to use opioid prescriptions. Learn more here.
The United States Surgeon General asks for a Call to Action from healthcare providers, read the full letter here: https://www.magnetmail.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?recipient_id=1657737031&message_id=13419238&user_id=CADCA&group_id=722540&jobid=34980387
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