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04 June 2010

1 in 5 teens abuses prescription meds

One in five high school students has abused prescription drugs, including powerful medications such as OxyContin and Percocet, a new study showed.

One in five US high school students has abused prescription drugs, including powerful medications such as OxyContin and Percocet, a new study showed.

The 2009 study, which surveyed 16,000 US high school students, also found that nearly three-quarters of US teens have used alcohol, more than a third - 37% - have used marijuana, 6.4% have used cocaine, nearly 7%have used ecstasy and 4% have use methamphetamine.

 
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