Michigan ranks among top states in teen abuse of Rx drugs

May 7, 2007

Michigan ranks among top states in teen abuse of Rx drugs The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and local Detroit experts urged parents to take action against the alarmingly high rate of teen prescription drug abuse in Michigan.

Michigan ranks among top states in teen abuse of Rx drugsThe White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and local Detroit experts urged parents to take action against the alarmingly high rate of teen prescription drug abuse in Michigan. The latest research shows that Michigan has one of the highest rates of teen prescription drug abuse in the country. At 12%, Michigan ranks as one of the top states in past-year prescription drug abuse among teens, who wrongly believe that they are safer to use than street drugs. And although abuse of pain relievers (8%) has declined slightly in the past few years among this group, the rate is still slightly higher than the national average (7%).

 

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