Teen abuse of pills on the rise in Ohio

The Ohio-based Youngstown Vindicator takes note of the Oxy-to-heroin phenomenon by observing that while illegal drugs like heroin tend to make headlines, prescription medicines may pose a greater danger given the increasing numbers of children age 12 and 13 who are getting high for the first time by pilfering their parents’ medicine cabinets. A recent Partnership for a Drug-Free America study says one in five teenagers has taken a prescription painkiller to get high, the article says.

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