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Youth Epidemic:  Sharing of Prescription Drugs

Youth Epidemic:  Sharing of Prescription Drugs

By Henry Schulte, MD


In this eye opening and important workshop, Dr Henry Schulte offers the latest research statistics for the alarming rate of sharing prescriptions medication among our youth. Prescription drugs rank second behind Marijuana abuse! Did you know 1 in 5 teens share their prescription drugs with friends?  6.2 million people aged 12 and over abused prescription drugs in the last month. Only 4% of children who abuse prescription drugs get them from a stranger, a drug dealer or the internet. 1/3 who borrowed drugs had allergic reaction or other negative side effect. Most common drugs shared are allergy drugs, narcotic pain relievers, antibiotics, acne medications, anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds. Dr Schulte examines who is at risk, symptoms to watch out for, family dynamics and treatment options.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the magnitude and effect of adolescent substance abuse
2. Enhanced cognizance of non-medical prescription drug use
3. Increased awareness of the frequency of sharing/selling prescription medications


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