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More Kids Raiding Medicine Cabinets to Get High

The Herald (Everett, Wash.)

More communities are trying to confront prescription drug abuse among teens. Teens have relatively easy access to prescription medication: The home medicine cabinet is where youth are most likely to find OxyContin, Tylenol with codeine, Viagra and various anti-depressants. Although 75 percent of young people are aware of the danger and illegality of taking drugs not prescribed for them, two-thirds of teens recently surveyed in Snohomish County, Wash., said they knew at least one person who abuses prescription drugs. Communities like Monroe, Wash., are responding with public awareness programs. June 8, http://www.heraldnet.com.

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