Substance Abuse, comment

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Substance abuse, especially by teens, is a growing problem in the U.S. What I disagree with is that the problem is not the fact that they are oversubscribed to this population. There is more and more information coming out that teens are not just getting their illicit drugs from the streets. More and more teen are just turning to their parents’ medicine cabinets. Perhaps, the parents need to look in their own homes and at their own lives to understand why their teens are on drugs, and where and how they are obtaining them. They must be role models, and if they really need to take these drugs out of medical necessity, they need to have them under lock and key.

Original Post:
June 17, 2009
Title: Substance Abuse
Substance abuse is a growing problem in the United States. May teens and adults misuse drugs such as Xanax and Aderol. I believe that in many cases these drugs are given to patients that really do not need them. It is easy to just write a prescription and send the patient on their way. In return these drugs end up being sold on the streets, in schools and very misused by the people taking them. If these substances were regulated more tightly and patients were examined more thoroughly before given the prescription, the drug abuse problem may not be a big.

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