Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey

Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey
TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) — The United States appears to be in the throes of a prescription drug abuse crisis among teens, with a new survey showing that 24 percent of high school students — more than 5 million kids — have abused these medications.
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Abuse, theft of prescription drugs on the rise, N.D. attorney general says
BISMARCK – Prescription drug abuse and theft are on the rise in North Dakota as children and thieves increasingly hunt for unused medications in medicine cabinets and bathroom drawers, with some burglars going so far as to target homes of the recently …
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Drug Take-Back Day: Find out where to dispose unwanted drugs – NewsOXY
One major goal of the program is to reduce prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths. In 2010, more than 22,000 people in the United States died of prescription drug overdoses. Family and friends are the source for access to over half of all abused …
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Group aims at youth drug abuse
One of iCare's major goals this year is to help start a support program in the Waterford area — called the Landing — for teen drug and alcohol abuse problems. Cindi Schweitzer, co-owner of Integrity Funeral Services, 29134 Evergreen Drive, Rochester, …
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My Turn: Prevent smoking, prevent drug abuse
The governor now proposes to increase funding to address the drug abuse problem in Vermont. I congratulate the governor on efforts to address this problem, but I respectfully disagree with the governor's proposal to wipe out the tobacco trust fund, use …

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