Prescription Drugs In The Home Are Fueling The Addiction Crisis Among Kids And Teens, Warns New Research

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By David DiSalvo

Original Source: forbes.com

A significant part of the drug crisis can be traced back to our homes, where prescription drugs are found and misused by other family members and friends, often adolescents and older teens. That’s one of the main findings from a group of recent studies that collectively sound an alarm that parents, doctors and clinicians should hear and heed.

What the studies found

The first study identified sources of prescription drugs commonly abused by high school seniors. The researchers focused on three types of prescription meds—tranquilizers, stimulants and opioids—and tracked their sources and motivations for use across a group of 18,549 students. A second study identified sources of…click here to continue reading

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