Survey Shows Teen Prescription Drug Abuse Rising


A new survey reveals that almost 1 in 4 teenagers in the U.S. have abused prescription medications — an increase of 33% since 2008.  Also, a lot of the parents surveyed felt less concern about the use of prescription drugs, rather than street drugs, because they think that they, as parents, have more control over them.  Read this article to learn more about this growing problem.


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The Ardsley SAYF Coalition consists of community members dedicated to making a difference in the lives of Ardsley's youth. Our vision is to create a community where our youth have the tools and the confidence needed to make healthy substance-free decisions for themselves. The Ardsley SAYF Coalition is a member of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America).