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Stat of the Week

In 2013, 14.3% of Indiana High School Seniors had ever taken prescription drugs not prescribed to them, an increase from 2006 (7.0%).

Source: Indiana Prevention Resource Center, 2013 Annual Monograph

Library Resources:

Prescription Drugs Update Produced by Human Relations Media - While discussing the risks of teens abusing prescription drugs, this DVD program also shares the experiences of a group of real teens who have abused prescription drugs, such as pain relievers, depressants and stimulants, and their road to recovery.


How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents By Joseph Califano - Based on the latest research and discussions with thousands of parents and teens, this revised and updated edition tackles some of the newest obstacles facing our kids, including social media sites, cell phone apps and the explosion in prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse.  

Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder By Richard Louv - This landmark book explores documented studies that point to direct exposure to nature as essential for a child's healthy physical and emotional development, also linking the lack of nature in children's lives and the rise in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.



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