Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Teenage Drug Abuse: The Dangers of Pharming Parties

Teenagealcoholism.net January 9, 2011

"Teenage drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States. One out of five high school students (9th-12th graders) have abused a prescription drug not prescribed for them by a doctor. Millions of teenagers are getting high using drugs from their parent’s medicine cabinet! Prescription drug abuse is a dangerous teen trend.
For example, teens love going to pharming parties. When I first heard about these, I was shocked. Do you know what a pharming party is? Here’s the scoop:
Pharming is when teenagers raid their parents or their grandparent’s medicine cabinets. They take handfuls of pain medication, anti-anxiety medicine, stimulants, and antidepressants. Sometimes, they even take heart pills including blood pressure medicine! Teenage drug abuse usually involves a teen trying to get high fast (and cheap). Nothing is cheaper or easier than stealing from your parent’s drug supply." Read More

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