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Prescription abuse accentuating sexual assaults in colleges

Prescription abuse accentuating sexual assaults in colleges

Many incidents of rape, molestation, unwanted sexual advances and assault under the influence of drug or alcohol can be commonly encountered amongst college students. In most cases, the perpetrator or offender is found under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, recent studies on sexual assault have revealed that the victim could be under the influence instead of the offender. This is known as drug-facilitated sexual assault. Continue reading

Prescription medication abuse in teens is declining

Prescription medication abuse in teens is declining

The 2014 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey includes detailed data about the rate of teen drug use in the United States. The study, conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), interviewed more than 41,000 students across 377 public and private schools to reach their findings. One major revelation of the report is that prescription medication abuse is trending downward among American teenagers. A close examination of the data offers useful insight into the future of the fight against addiction.

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