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COLUMN: The next drug war: Abuse of prescription drugs

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Kathi Ackerman,

Director Minnesota D.A.R.E.

According to some of the latest drug usage trend reports, illicit drug use is declining for teens.


Unfortunately, the use of prescription drug abuse is increasing and is currently being abused more than any illicit drug except marijuana.

Prescription drugs are being abused more than heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine combined.

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