Thursday, August 31, 2006

Parents: Open your eyes to prescription-drug abuse

A recent survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found that increasing numbers of young people are prone to abuse alcohol along with several kinds of drugs, including prescription drugs, at parties and other social gatherings. Worse yet, the study found that most parents had no clue about such activities, even those who were at home during many of these parties. As parents open their eyes to this reality, they must also know that the intentional abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs to get high has quickly established itself as a serious new tier of teen substance abuse, one that deserves great attention and their immediate action. .

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