April 26, 2013

Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

WebMD, from HealthDay News, reported a survey showing that 24% of high school students have abused prescription medications.  The details:
  • the numbers represent a one-third increase from 2008
  • 13% had experimented with either Ritalin or Adderall not prescribed for them
  • 20% of teens reported their first experience before the age of 14
Helping fuel the problem is the misconception  that prescription drugs are less dangerous than street drugs.

For more: www.webmd.com

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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