Resources for Teens

What do you think?

Approximately how many prescriptions are purchased in the U.S. each year?

A. 3,800 Nope!

About how many American (age 12 or older) abused a prescription medication in a year?

A. 7,000 Nope!
B. 70,000 Nope!
D. 7 million Correct!

Are teens a part of this problem?

A. Yes Correct!
B. No Nope!

Why do teens abuse prescription drugs?

For More Information


For more information visit: cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/rxbrief/

Prescription Drug Lingo - The names you haven't heard…


Ritalin®

  • Vitamin R
  • West Coast

OxyContin®

  • 40
  • Cotton
  • 80
  • Hillbilly Heroin

  • Kicker
  • OCs
  • Os
  • Pills

Adderall®

  • Beans
  • Christmas Trees
  • Pep Pills

  • Bennies
  • Dexies
  • Uppers

Xanax®

  • Z-Bars
  • Bars
  • Footballs

  • Handlebars
  • White Boys