Action 1 Three Steps to Safeguard Your Home

Action 2 Know the signs and symptoms of medicine abuse

Educate Yourself

The best way to prevent prescription drug abuse is to learn about the issue. That way, you can effectively present the facts when talking to your teen. Check out our prescription drug info pages.

Get Help

If you think your child has a problem with prescription drugs or over-the-counter cough medicine, please call Idaho Careline (2-1-1) for local resources.

Action 3 Talk to your family, friends, and other parents

Talk to your kids, your family, your friends, and other parents about the risks of abusing prescription drug and over-the-counter cough medicine. Children who learn a lot about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use drugs than those who do not get that critical message at home.