Teens In Denmark Increasingly Hooked On Opioids
America is not the only country fighting a battle against opioid addiction. In Denmark, a disturbing new trend of adolescents as young as 12 experimenting with pills. Teens as young as 15 have sought treatment for being hooked on drugs like Tramadol, Oxycontin, and other opioids.
Experts say the problem is worse than that.
Trend Of Teens Using Opioids Recreationally Is a Wake-Up Call
“This is serious,” said Christina Ekmann, a Danish addiction treatment specialist, who told Euronews about the increased enrollment at her youth addiction center in the town of Greve. Six out of twenty current clients have opioid use disorders. All of them said that tramadol was their drug of choice. “Let’s say they have four friends, then suddenly we’re up to 20-30 young people taking them. And that’s just the ones we know about,” Ekmann told …