Thursday, June 18, 2015

Prescription drug abuse among teens still a concern, doctors say

ABC2 (Baltimore), June 11, 2015

"For many teens across Maryland, last month represented prom season, a time of joy and excitement and a rite of passage for those preparing to graduate high school.

Dr. Annie Soriano views the season through a different lens. To Soriano, the division head of pediatric emergency medicine at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, knows it’s the time of year she expects to see more teens come through her hospital suffering for an accidental drug overdose.
'It’s prom season and there are girls out there that want to lose weight quickly to better fit into their dress and start taking diet pills,' Soriano said. 'It’s also finals season and teens are looking for pills that help them focus better and stay up longer.'" Read more

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