U.S. teens and drugs

  • November 29, 2012 - 8:43 PM


48% increase in reports to Hennepin Regional Poison Center of teens misusing prescription drugs.

44% know drug dealers in their schools.

24% of school dealers peddle prescription drugs, making it the second most common illegal drug for sale in schools behind marijuana.

8% of high school senior boys in 2010 said they took painkillers not prescribed for them to get high.

6% admitted to taking someone else's ADHD stimulant medications for the same purpose.

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