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.
Be sure to track and lock up your prescription medications at home. See the video below from KnowYouOTCs.org.