Although consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana is down across America, teen abuse of prescription drugs is up. This video discusses some of the dangers of using prescription drugs to get high, and how widespread the problem is among teenagers.
One in five teenagers admit to using prescription drugs, much more than illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin. This type of drug abuse cuts across all social and economic lines. Painkillers are often used as a method of getting high, while stimulants are often used as study aides. Parents have a responsibility to talk to their kids about this kind of drug abuse.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to prescription drugs, get in touch with The Hills Treatment Center today. You can reach us on our website or by calling (800) 724-8207.