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02 August 2011

Many kids abuse controlled medications

More than one in five teens who get strong painkillers, stimulants or other controlled medications from their doctor take too much of the substances.

More than one in five teens who get strong painkillers, stimulants or other controlled medications from their doctor take too much of the substances, according to a new survey of Michigan students.

He and his colleagues used a Web-based survey to assess teenagers' use of four groups of controlled medications they had received from their doctors, including sleeping pills, anti anxiety medications, stimulants, and opioid painkillers.

 

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