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Courses for Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

Preventing Prescription Drug and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse Among Teens

By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • name and describe the most commonly abused prescription/OTC medications, 
  • describe prescription/OTC drug misuse rates by teens in Illinois,
  • describe national prescription/OTC drug use rates and trends among youth,
  • identify the factors that contribute to teen prescription/OTC drug abuse, 
  • identify the signs of abuse, and 
  • identify strategies and resources for preventing prescription/OTC drug abuse.

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