The Reality of Prescription Drug Abuse

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The Reality of Prescription Drug Abuse

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Scissons, Natalie D.
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Dr. Heck
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University of Wyoming
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2009-05-18

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Countless studies and published reports have shown that prescription drug abuse has become increasingly problematic amongst teenagers and young adults. These particular individuals have turned to pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants and sedatives in their attempt to attain a “high.” While the overall usage of narcotics throughout the teen population has appeared to decline, the youth population has now begun to rely on prescription drugs in order to get high simply because they believe it to be a safer alternative than that of illegal drugs. The primary reason why individuals have elected to utilize prescription drugs as a means to get high is because they have mistakenly identified such drugs as being safe merely because they have been proscribe; thus, these individuals feel as though such narcotics produce a medically safe high. Those abusing prescription drugs have managed to obtain them in a rather troublesome fashion for they have typically been able to acquire them for free from either friends or relatives. Due to the ready availability of prescription drugs and the countless individuals who elect to consume such narcotics, prescription drug abuse should be considered to be one of the nation’s most prevalent drug epidemics.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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prescription drug abuse

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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