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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Teens and Substance Abuse

"Cigarette smoking is at its lowest level in a survey of teenagers and usage of illicit drugs has been declining, but continuing high rates of abuse of prescription painkillers remain a worry, the government reported Monday.The decline in drug use is "quite remarkable news," Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, said in issuing the agency's annual survey of drug use by students in Grades 8, 10 and 12." By Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune. Link to Article (last visted 12-21-05 NVS)

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