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The majority of parents report concern about the use of illegal drugs, but teens are actually more likely to misuse or abuse a prescription drug than an illegal drug.**

More than 70% of teens who misuse prescription painkillers get them from a friend of relative.*

Iowa teens have a growing problem, but Iowa parents have just the solution: Medicine TLC.

  • Talk to your children about prescription drug misuse
  • Lock up or store medicines in a safe place
  • Connect with the Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center resources online or call at 866-242-4111.

*National Survey on Drug Use and Health
**Partnership Attitude Tracking Survey

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