#6503 The snack bowl at a “pharm party” includes a mix of prescription drugs – from Adderall to Oxycontin to Xanax – and most of them come directly from the household medicine cabinet.
This ABC News program examines a disturbing and rapidly growing trend in teenage drug abuse: getting high on legal drugs, often obtained through parents prescriptions or from questionable sources over the Internet.
Presenting studies showing a rapid spike in pharmaceutical abuse among students as young as eighth-graders, the program visits a Houston substance-abuse treatment center where recovering teenage addicts and their parents share their eye-opening experiences.
In English, with English-language subtitles. Viewing time: 21 minutes. 2006.
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This item is part of Young Addicts: Drugs, Alcohol, America’s Future.