Monday, November 5, 2012

Painkillers are frequently abused by young people

Medical News, November 4, 2012

"Prescription painkillers with trade names like Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin are in almost everyone’s medicine cabinet. They’re so commonly prescribed that many people don’t think they’re dangerous like a street drug.
But painkillers are one of the most frequently abused drugs among young people, in part because they’re so readily available. In 2011, 9.8 percent of people age 18 to 25 and 5.9 percent of people age 12 to 17 reported nonmedical use of pain relievers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health." Read More

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