Prescription drugs account for the second most commonly abused category of drugs, behind marijuana and ahead of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and other drugs.

Website Resources

CDC Up and Away | www.upandaway.org/

Just Think Twice | www.justthinktwice.com/

Medline Plus | www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/prescriptiondrugabuse.html

National Institute on Drug Abuse | www.drugabuse.gov/

NH People Care | nhpeoplecare.org/

Office of National Drug Control Policy | www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp

DEA Resource for Parents: Get Smart About Drugs

Local Resources

NH DHHS’ Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services Issue Brief on Prescription Pain Medication 10/13

Reports & In the News

NIDA Infofacts: Prescription & Over-the-Counter Medication

NIDA Research Report: Prescription Drugs: Abuse & Addiction

NIDA Topics in Brief: Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription for Danger: A Report on the Troubling Trend of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse Among the Nation’s Teens (ONDCP)

Epidemic: Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis (ONDCP)

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