Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Study Shows Increase In Teen Drug Abuse

Fox Connecticut (Hartford, CT) April 29, 2013

"A national survey released by The Partnership at and MetLife Foundation confirmed that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription drugs at least once in their lifetime. This is a 33 percent rise over the past five years. The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) also found troubling data on teen misuse or abuse of prescription stimulants. One in eight teens now reports that they have taken the stimulant Ritalin or Adderall, without a prescription, at least once in their lifetime.
Mary Kate Mason from the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services talks about the growing issue and shares prevention tips." Read More

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