Teens Look For New Way To Get High: Mom And Dad’s Medicine Cabinet
With tougher laws restricting access to alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs, a rising trend among adolescents is to raid their parents’ medicine cabinet in an attempt to get high.
Additionally, teenage males show an increased risk of documenting longtime use of over-the-counter drugs, compared with teenage females, according to a new study being presented at the 140th annual meeting of The American Public Health Association in San Francisco.
The study looked at over-the-counter (OTC) drug use of 7th to 12th graders in 133 schools in Cincinnati. During the 2009-2010 Pride Survey on youth drug use in America, data was gathered via survey, distributed to 54,000 students. Read More…