Posted by: dopaminedialogue | 12/17/2009

Increased use of marijuana and prescription drugs amongst teens

Parents, check your medicine cabinets and make sure that you have any prescription drugs safely stowed away or hidden, as it is common for teens to swipe their parents drugs.

Also, there is a common misconception that marijuana is “safe” or less potent than other drugs because it is natural. However, all of the major addictive substances come from natural sources; cocaine came from the coca plant, opiates (morphine, heroin, lortab) originated from the opium poppy, and alcohol is fermented fruit. Marijuana is addictive and does have withdrawal symptoms associated when use is discontinued (see the Withdrawal page).

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2009/1214/Report-marijuana-prescription-drug-use-up-among-teens

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