TUCSON, Ariz. 2/28/2007 07:55 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Forget the Mary Jane; all the cool kids are getting high right out of mom and dad's medicine cabinet – much to the alarm of teen drug abuse watchdogs.
A new report released Wednesday showed that today's teens are shying away from illegal drugs like marijuana, but instead sharing prescription pills with potentially more dangerous effect.
John Walters, the national drug policy director, said that teens are sourcing prescription pills from the internet and their friends. Teens are more apt to take these drugs recreationally because they feel the drugs are more legal and because the drugs are more readily available.
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