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 |

Just Think Twice |

Medline Plus |

National Institute on Drug Abuse |

NH People Care |

Office of National Drug Control Policy |

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)