Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Another Drug To Worry About For Waterford Teens

Waterford Patch (Waterford, CT) July 17, 2012

"Well, there is a new drug epidemic facing this country, and even little ol’ Waterford. But the town’s Youth Service Bureau is fighting back. 
In 2009, 257 million prescriptions for opiate-based painkillers were prescribed to Americans, compared to 174 million such prescriptions in 2000 (there are only 311 million people in the United States). Addiction is rampant among adults, and now that same problem is spreading to children.
'It is increasing nationally,' Youth Services Director Dani Gorman said. 'It is trending upwards.'" Read More

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