Many teens are tempted today to take prescription drugs for recreational purposes. So many of them have parents or other relatives that are taking drugs that produce side effects that are desired by those seeking a high of some type. Of course protecting our teens from drugs even prescription ones is not as easy as protecting them from getting lost with a personal tracking device. Protecting them from drugs takes removing the chances for them getting any as well as removing their desire to do so.
While removing the ability for your child to get prescription drugs in your own home is easy, doing so in other homes is not. All parents should be careful with their prescriptions but unfortunately not all are. This means that it is extremely important for parents to let their kids know that taking drugs for anything other than a medical reason is something that they just do not stand for.
Teaching kids that there are better ways to spend their free time and that these other ways lead to a brighter future is important and should start at an early age. Waiting until they are teens and already experimenting with drugs is too late.