Thursday, November 1, 2012

Home Medicine Cabinet Often Source of Teen Drug Abuse

American News Report, October 30, 2012

"The most likely source of illicit drugs for teenage drug abusers is not a friend at school or the neighborhood drug dealer. The danger lurks at home — in their parent’s medicine cabinet.
A University of Cincinnati study that examined over-the-counter (OTC) drug use among 7th-12th grade students found that 10 percent of the teens abused OTC drugs typically found in the home. The study also suggests that boys are at a higher risk of drug abuse than girls.
'Findings from this study highlight and underscore OTC drugs as an increasing and significant health issue affecting young people,' said Rebecca Vidourek, a University of Cincinnati assistant professor of health promotion." Read More

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