skittles partiesThe federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that after marijuana, prescription medications are the drugs most commonly abused by the adolescent population with the biggest growth of abuse among persons aged 12 to 24 years.5 Alarmingly, the abuse of prescription and OTC medications has surpassed the use of illegal drugs such as crack, cocaine, ecstasy, and heroin. An estimated 14% of high school seniors have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons at least once. - (Source: Contemporary Pediatrics) Unfortunately it isn't just drinking that parents have to worry about when their teens go to a party. A newer trend has developed where teenagers raid their parents or grandparents' medicine cabinets for prescription drugs. They then take the prescription drugs to the party where they combine drugs into one container/bag and take turns reaching into the...
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