Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Generation Rx

A new drug culture emerges.

From Daily News Central:

"'A new category of substance abuse is emerging in America: Increasingly, teenagers are getting high through the intentional abuse of medications,' said Roy Bostock, chairman of the Partnership. 'For the first time, our national study finds that today's teens are more likely to have abused a prescription painkiller (Vicodin, OxyContin, Ritalin, Adderall, Tylox, etc.) to get high than they are to have experimented with a variety of illicit drugs including Ecstasy, cocaine, crack and LSD. In other words, "Generation Rx" has arrived.'"