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Prevention Efforts Focused On Youth Reduce Prescription Abuse Into Adulthood

(2/19/2013)

Prevention Efforts Focused On Youth Reduce Prescription Abuse Into Adulthood
Science Daily
February 14, 2013

Middle school students from small towns and rural communities who received any of three community-based prevention programs were less likely to abuse prescription medications in late adolescence and young adulthood. The research, published recently in the American Journal of Public Health, was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Institute of Mental Health, all components of the National Institutes of Health.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130214194208.htm


Keywords: prevention, youth, reduce, prescription, abuse, adulthood



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