More Teens Abusing Prescription Drugs, Study Finds

April 23, 2013 12:10 PM

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More Teens Abusing Prescription Drugs, Study Finds

Discouraging trends on kids and drug use shows many parents are not taking an active role in talking with their teens about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs like Ritalin and Adderall.

When teens were asked about the last substance abuse conversation they had with their parents, just 14 percent said they talked about abusing a prescription drug, said the report released Tuesday by The Partnership at Drugfree.org.

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