Prescription Drugs To Get High

1 decade 3 years 2 weeks ago Monday, June 25 2007 Jun 25, 2007 Monday, June 25, 2007 12:44:15 PM CDT June 25, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A White House official says today in St. Louis that teens abusing prescription drugs is a growing problem in the United States. The Office of National Drug Control Policy says while marijuana remains the illegal drug teens abuse the most, there's a growing trend of teens using prescription drugs to get high. One study found that eight percent of Missouri teens abused pain relievers in the past year, just above the national average of seven percent. Robert Denniston with the office says there's a common misconception that prescription drugs are safer than street drugs, because a doctor prescribes them. Teens who abuse them can become addicts, and health problems, even death, could result.

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