National survey indicates prescription drug teen use is increasing

April 24, 2013 12:13 AM

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National survey indicates prescription drug teen use is increasing

An alarming 33 percent increase in teen use of abusing prescription drugs during the last five years means that one in four teens admit to misused prescribed drug abuse.

According to the national survey results released today by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation about 13 percent (or one in eight) of teens now indicate they have taken the stimulants Ritalin or Adderall when it was not prescribed for them, at least once in their lifetime.

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