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Most Teens Taking Prescription Drugs Do It Right

(8/8/2011)

By Maia Szalavitz
Time Healthland
August 2, 2011

Most students taking prescription medications for pain, sleep, anxiety or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not misuse the drugs, a new study finds. And proper use of these medications was not associated with a higher risk of addiction or other drug problems. But while 78% of teens used their medications as prescribed, 22% did report misusing their prescription drugs at least once. These kids were nearly eight times more likely to receive a drug abuse diagnosis, compared with those who used their medications appropriately.

View the TIME article: http://healthland.time.com/2011/08/02/most-teens-taking-prescription-drugs-do-it-right/


Keywords: teens, prescription drugs, right



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