Prescription drug abuse deaths on the rise

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HOUSTON, TX – Parents once worried about marijuana and keg parties, are now dealing with a demon disguised as something helpful.

Prescription drug abuse is something all parents should be looking out for. According to the people with The Partnership at Drug Free.org, medicine abuse and unintentional overdoses are now the number-one cause of death, surpassing traffic fatalities.

Becky Vance is with the partnership and came to Newsfix with some attention grabbing statistics. Vance and her colleagues are asking parents to visit their website, medicineabuseproject.org and take the pledge to safe guard their medicine and educate themselves.