Teens Abusing Prescription Drugs May Not Just Want to Get High, Research Suggests
Many teens who use abuse prescription drugs are not trying to get high, but are using them to help them deal with an underlying problem such as anxiety, a newly published survey suggests.
“We think of teens as using drugs to party and to experiment,” says study co-author Barbara Delaney. “But because prescription drugs are designed to help with physical or emotional conditions, many teenagers are using them to help them with a specific problem, such as lessening anxiety, staying awake to study, or losing weight.”
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Timothy Harrington's passion is to assist the family members of a loved one struggling with problematic drug use in realizing their innate strength and purpose.