Did Prescription Drug Abuse Drop Or Are We Dealing With A Greater Addiction Issue

*+-American young adults may be wising up about prescription drug abuse.  A recent study shows prescription drug abuse among eighteen to twenty-five year-olds dropped 14% this year.  Perhaps they’ve learned their lesson watching friends and college classmates die from prescription drug overdose.  Maybe recent efforts from pharmaceutical companies to make tamper-resistant pills have forced them to quit.  Or could it be that they’ve simply opted for another high? The study shows that heroin use is on the rise.  373,000 people reported heroin use in 2007; 2011 revealed 620,000 users.  Addicts may be turning to heroin because it is cheaper than…

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