The Glendora Police Department works diligently to reduce the use and distribution of illegal and controlled drugs in our community. While marijuana is the most common drug of abuse by youth, a new trend of prescription drug use by teens is growing. Prescription drugs are obtained by youth from family and friends' homes. To assist parents in understanding the dangers and trends of prescription drug abuse the following links provide immediate access to information for parents and community members.
An article that goes over the following points: Reasons why people abuse Rx drugs; What drugs are abused; An overview of over-the-counter drugs; Dangers of abusing medications; How to tell if you or someone else is addicted; Tips for taking prescription medication correctly.
A quick overview of the problem, with a short Q & A section, and four linked short videos / infomercials about Rx drug abuse.
Website offering resources to find substance rehabilitation centers around Glendora.
ARTICLES ON Rx DRUG ABUSE
An article that takes the "real person experience" approach, and has fewer statistics.
An article that gives a quick overview, a few statistics, and gives a useful guide for parents to help cope.
An excellent article that combines statistics with personal experiences that covers the problems of Rx drug abuse.
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