Prescription Medications and the Risk of Abuse

Prescription medicines are a class of drugs that legally require a physician’s prescription to obtain. These medications are used to treat a wide variety of illnesses, though have become the fastest-growing drug problem in the United States. This means that the prescription drugs in your home could be the target of theft. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the highest abuse rate of prescription substances is found in those ages 18 to 25 at 14.4%, with youth ages 12 to 17 reporting a rate of 4.9%, which means that the possibility of prescription drug theft increases with teenagers in the home. The best way to protect your family is to secure your medication and use home security features to monitor your home and what’s inside. Click here to read full article.