Prescription Drug Abuse is ‘a major threat’ in Harrisburg Region

by DANIEL VICTOR, Of The Patriot-News
Sunday, June 21, 2009, 1:00 PM

“Police departments and anti-drug advocates are increasingly warning parents that an unsecured medicine cabinet can be as dangerous to teenagers as an unlocked liquor cabinet. National statistics say prescription drug abuse is a threat that has remained strong in recent years, after taking off in the 1990s and early parts of the 2000s.
Local police departments — especially in the suburbs — say they’ve seen more teenagers lately become addicted to painkillers, depressants, and stimulants prescribed to someone else. ”

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