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    Cleophus aka pupah lashie elq's Avatar elq is offline
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    Know the Ledge

    Dat OC (OxyContin) is a serrus ting boi

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cigarette smoking is at its lowest level in a survey of teenagers and use of illicit drugs has been declining, but continuing high rates of abuse for prescription painkillers remain a worry, the government reported Monday.

    "Prescription drugs are very powerful medicines that are effective when used properly and with a doctor's supervision," Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, said in issuing the agency's annual survey of drug use by children in grades eight, 10 and 12.

    "Using these drugs without a prescription is dangerous. It's imperative that teens get this message," she said.

    In the survey, teens were asked about use of drugs, tobacco and alcohol in their lifetime, in the month before the survey and in the year before the survey.

    Lifetime use of cigarettes declined 2 percent among eighth-graders, decreased 1.7 percent among 10th-graders and declined 2.8 percent among 12th-graders, according to the Monitoring the Future survey done by the University of Michigan. The study surveyed 49,347 students in 402 public and private schools.

    Smoking is a concern because cigarette use is often seen prior to use of other drugs.

    Other findings included:

    # Use of alcohol during the year before the survey was down 2.7 percent among eighth-graders; down 1.5 percent among 10th-graders; and down 2.1 percent among 12th-graders.

    # Use of methamphetamine during their lives fell 1.2 percent among 10th-graders and fell 1.7 percent among 12th-graders.

    # Between 2001 and 2005, lifetime and last-year use of steroids declined for all grades.

    # Lifetime use of marijuana fell from 2001 to 2005 for all grades and past-month use declined for 8th- and 10th-graders.

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    Back in one of my earlier incarnations as a Legal Assistant...the firm I worked for defended one of the co-defendants in that case in VA where dat Dr. Horowitz dude got hemmed up.

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