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What Are Prescription Drugs?

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What Are Prescription Drugs?


Content Source:

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Type: Informational Material


Prescription drugs are often strong medications, which is why they require a prescription from a doctor or dentist. Prescription drug misuse has become a large public health problem because misuse can lead to addiction and even overdose deaths.

This resource is informational material written for teen students. 

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.7.2) Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.

Examples: practicing proper use of prescription medications, good nutrition, proper rest, regular exercise; avoiding driver distractions

Tags: drugs, prescription drugs
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush