Stay Informed. Prescription drug abuse is a growing concern
Abuse of prescription drugs is second only to abuse of marijuana, for young adults according to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Substance abuse among young adults is hardly new. According to a Columbia University study, almost half of full-time college students meet the medical definition of having a problem with substance abuse or a dependency. It is three times the rate of the general population. (Source: www.drugwatch.com). News reports and behavior experts indicate the progression of prescription drug overdoses, in addition to a spike in binge drinking, is of growing concern for adults ages 18-25. Abuse of prescription drugs is second only to abuse of marijuana, among young adults according to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. (Source: www.drugwatch.com). To learn more visit http://www.drugwatch.com/students
Drug Danger Signs
If you see any of these signs (and especially a combination of a number of these signs), it’s time to talk to your child.
Family Resource Centre links for Substance Abuse
Helping Teens Evaluate Their Drug Use
List of Resources for Substance Use Problems
Intervening When Your Teen is Using Drugs
Raves and Club Drugs: How Do I Protect My Kids?
Supporting Your Son or Daughter in Recovery
Trends in Drug Use among Youth
Overview of Youth Substance Use Trends
Youth Drug Prevention
Youth is a time of significant development and change. It is also the period when substance use most commonly begins. Young people are disproportionately more likely to use substances, engage in risky patterns of use and experience harms from that use.
Posted October 7, 2014