11 Facts You Didn't Know About Drugs

Learn more about drugs and addiction so you are prepared to talk to your kids on The National Night of Conversation.

11 Facts You Didn't Know About Drugs

Drug and prescription abuse and addiction is an issue that is all too prevalent in American society, but generally goes unnoticed and undiscussed. Find out the shocking statisics of drugs and addiction below so  that you can join the conversation to help bring awareness to this epidemic. 

Learn more about Dr. Oz's Facing Addiction Over Dinner and The National Night of Conversation. 

Download Dr. Oz's Facing Addiction Over Dinner Discussion Guide so you can talk to your family about drugs and addiction. 

You don’t have to wait to start the conversation, find out Pediatrician Tanya Altmann's, MD advice on how to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol today. 

Prescription medication can be the stepping stone to substance abuse. Learn all the information on opiod addiction and prescription medication so you can be informed when you or a family member goes the doctor. 

If you or someone you know needs help with and addiction problem, find out the recovery resources that are available

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