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BAMAPHIN 22
12-21-2006, 06:16 PM
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Teens increasingly are getting high with legal drugs like painkillers and mood stimulants, and they’re turning to cough syrup as well, says a government survey released Thursday.

The annual study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, conducted by the University of Michigan, showed mixed results in the nation’s longtime campaign against teen drug abuse.

It found that while fewer teens overall drank alcohol or used illegal drugs in the last year, a small but growing number were popping prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin and stimulants like Ritalin.

As many as one in every 14 high school seniors said they used cold medicine “fairly recently” to get high, the study found.

It was the first year that the government tracked the frequency of teens who reported getting high from over-the-counter medicine for coughs and colds.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16311712/

HysterikiLL
12-21-2006, 06:18 PM
Wow, these kids are real badasses.

FinsNCanes
12-21-2006, 06:27 PM
Why don't they just go out and buy a bag of pot like normal people..? I can't imagine it being that hard to find some weed in highschool.

HysterikiLL
12-21-2006, 06:28 PM
Why don't they just go out and buy a bag of pot like normal people..? I can't imagine it being that hard to find some weed in highschool.
:lol:

cnc66
12-21-2006, 06:32 PM
cough meds...what the hell is wrong with kids today... I guess Carbona and model airplane glue aren't good enough for todays kids...worked just fine for us...

The Rev
12-21-2006, 06:35 PM
cough meds...what the hell is wrong with kids today... I guess Carbona and model airplane glue aren't good enough for todays kids...worked just fine for us...


and look how you turned out. :lol:

cnc66
12-21-2006, 06:36 PM
and look how you turned out. :lol:

my point.... :goof:

DrAstroZoom
12-21-2006, 06:38 PM
Is it just me, or is this really old news? I was like ... duh.

ih8brady
12-21-2006, 06:44 PM
When i first saw the title, it said "Teens turn to cough"....I thought this was about VD or something.

d-day
12-21-2006, 06:52 PM
cough meds...what the hell is wrong with kids today... I guess Carbona and model airplane glue aren't good enough for todays kids...worked just fine for us...

ah yeah - liquid rush... good times

tucker
12-21-2006, 06:56 PM
why not just the real stuff? sizzurp aka lean

cnc66
12-21-2006, 06:58 PM
ah yeah - liquid rush... good times

holy moly :eek: a lurker.... happy holidays mr. day!

d-day
12-21-2006, 07:00 PM
holy moly :eek: a lurker.... happy holidays mr. day!

lol - lurker?! i have 24,000 posts!

happy holidays to you too marty - see you at the jets game - i'm bringing lappy!

spydertl79
12-21-2006, 07:08 PM
Old news anyone?

cnc66
12-21-2006, 07:13 PM
lol - lurker?! i have 24,000 posts!

happy holidays to you too marty - see you at the jets game - i'm bringing lappy!


I saw that, VERY cool...good of Wade to hook him up too. I am looking forward to it... I just got off the phone with my son, it's all coming together!

Nappy Roots
12-21-2006, 08:34 PM
why not just the real stuff? sizzurp aka lean


stuffs hard to get. least here.

btw, all this stuff was going on during my high school years. they cant possibly be this far behind reality.