Insane Medicine – prescription anti-anxiety and sleep medication use in teens increases abuse risk.

Insane Medicine - precriptions for anti-anxiety and sleep medicine increases the chances of abuse in teenagers.
Insane Medicine – prescriptions for anti-anxiety and sleep medicine increases the chances of drug abuse in teenagers.
  • There appears to be a 12 fold increased risk of drug abuse in teenagers who have been prescribed sleep or anti-anxiety medications, even if only once. ¬†These medications are addictive and sometimes are combined with alcohol, leading to toxic effects.
  • The abuse after a written prescription comes in the form of using other people’s prescription medications or experimenting with just ‘getting high.’
  • Whites and females over 15 are more likely to abuse prescriptions.
  • The key is education and monitoring refills.
  • Here is a link :¬†http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/teens-with-anxiety-sleep-med-rxs-more-prone-to-substance-abuse/article/385400/

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