Monday, October 22, 2012

Prescription Drug Abuse by Youths the ‘Next Big Epidemic’

American News Report, October 18, 2012

"Adolescents are abusing prescription painkillers like vicodin, valium and oxycontin at a rate 40 percent higher than previous generations, according to a new study.
'Prescription drug use is the next big epidemic,' said Richard Miech, PhD, lead author of the study and professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Denver. 'Everyone in this field has recognized that there is a big increase in the abuse of nonmedical analgesics but our study shows that it is accelerating among today’s generation of adolescents.'" Read More

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