PHARM COUNTRY

The snack bowl at a "pharm party" includes a mix of prescription drugs - from Adderall to Oxycontin to Xanax - and most of them come directly from the household medicine cabinet. This ABC News program examines a disturbing and rapidly growing trend in teenage drug abuse: getting high on legal drugs, often obtained through parents’ prescriptions or from questionable sources over the Internet. Presenting studies showing a rapid spike in pharmaceutical abuse among students as young as eighth-graders, the program visits a Houston substance-abuse treatment center where recovering teenage addicts and their parents share their eye-opening experiences.

* Part of the Series YOUNG ADDICTS: Drugs, Alcohol, and America's Future

#13915/063521 minutes2006 $79.95 *CC



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