The rise in adult prescription-drug use between 2000 and 2009 in the US has led to more poisonings among children, according to a recent study published in Pediatrics.
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This report by the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health examines parental awareness of their children misusing prescription drugs.
Synthetic marijuana ranked in the top three substances abused by the nation's high school students in 2012, according to a new report compiled by the Center for Substance Abuse Research.
This survey investigated American high school students' reasons for misusing prescription drugs. Interestingly 70% of those contacted failed to respond compared with only 28% for a previous alcohol survey
This report by CESAR shows the most commonly used drugs by American high school students (14-18 years old).
New York Times reports that a number of colleges around the country are instituting stricter rules for diagnosing and medicating ADHD.
Among findings on a range of substances, this survey found that one in four US teens has misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime - a 33% increase over the past five years and many parents fail to understand the dangers. (2013)
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) released a comprehensive 10-year, pan-Canadian strategy to address the devastating harms associated with prescription drugs in Canada.
Drug Action Week (DAW) 2013 is an initiative of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) that aims to raise awareness about alcohol and other drugs issues in Australia.
First Do No Harm: Responding to Canada’s Prescription Drug Crisis' is a strategy highlighting the action required to address the devastating harms associated with prescription drugs in Canada in the areas of prevention, education, treatment, monitoring and surveillance, and enforcement.