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What is medicine abuse?

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Asked: 2018-03-01 12:06:58
I was glancing over the papers the other day when it said something like one in four teenagers abuse medicine. What is medicine abuse and do I need to worry about my teenager?


Answered: 2018-03-02 23:11:15

I don’t know the exact statistics, but there are plenty of Americans who abuse medicine. This can be from not taking it in the correct way, or taking it for a reason that it’s not meant for, or straight up getting it illegally.


Answered: 2018-03-01 22:00:26

Medicine abuse can be something as simple as taking too much cough medicine (many teenagers take 10 times the dose for a ‘buzz’), to someone taking sleeping tablets to manage their stress or anxiety. Talk to your teenager about the dangers.

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