A Slippery Slope: the Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuseinstagrampadtwitterpad

Say No To Drugs
While alcohol abuse and binge drinking still top the list of substance abuse issues on college campuses, the non-medical use of prescription drugs—most notably stimulants, sedatives and pain relievers—is a growing, yet unaddressed problem (SAMHSA). In fact, about one in four college students has illegally used prescription drugs, and many more have been offered these medications by friends or fellow students.

Many students may not even realize that they, their roommate, teammate or friend are misusing or abusing these medications, most of which are controlled substances and, therefore, illegal to use without a prescription. When used the right way and under a doctor’s supervision, prescription drugs are safe and effective in treating countless…more >>

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