Teens think prescription drugs are harder to come by

One in five teens may be using prescription drugs for recreational purposes, but according to a new survey on attitudes toward drug abuse, more teens believe prescription drugs are harder to obtain than in previous years.  According to the 22nd annual Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, though abuse of painkillers such as OxyContin remains high, the number of teens using may be leveling off. Small gain though it is, increased awareness of prescription drug abuse in recent years may be having an effect.

Read about another recent survey monitoring teen drug use here.

About Dana Owens

Dana Owens is San Francisco-based writer, editor and blogger who works on diverse projects from holistic health research to record label promotion. In addition to lending her editorial eye to Oxy Watchdog, Dana also acts as copyeditor for 99 Series, Inc. and executive assistant/project coordinator for Heartline Productions.
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One Response to Teens think prescription drugs are harder to come by

  1. I actually got an email invite to one of their conferences and the banner on the emails said something like “Parents” The new drug dealers”! I was livid! You know big pharma is behind this one and the partners for a drug free org who we ALL KNOW takes funding from Purdue Pharma who actually had those three monsters who started this plead GUILTY to MISMARKETING the drug. I can’t believe what this country is allowing……………

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