Monday, December 5, 2011

Prescription drug abuse a problem for students

The Lewis Flyer (Romeoville, IL) December 4, 2011

"Prescription drug addiction or abuse is a serious public health problem in this country that began around the 1990s and is still at an extreme high today.
This began being a common problem once there was a greater availability to all of the U.S. The age group that doesn’t follow the instructions when it comes to prescription drugs has a wide range, but with the population of college students, we hear more focus on that specific area with this issue.
'The statistics for college student prescription drug abuse have been increasing, as well as the number of high school students,' said Zachary Hitchens, mental health counselor at Lewis. 'I cannot say for sure that college students abuse them the most, but it is a growing trend and a concern nationally.'" Read More

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