Drugs at High Schools: More Pills Than Ever
We’ve been reporting frequently on the disturbing trend of prescription drugs becoming more and more the drugs of choice on college campuses.
Abuse of any prescription drug is potentially deadly and any prescription drug use can be habit forming. Opiate drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin carry with them a particularly high risk of building tolerance in the individual leading to physical and mental addiction. Also, the similarity in sensation of narcotic opiate painkillers is identical to another well known opiate – heroin. The evolution from Oxy addiction to heroin addiction and eventual overdose has been the main catalyst driving policy makers to re-think the legality of OxyContin.
A recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that was conducted in the second half of 2009 and released last month in …