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Abuse of study drugs: Prevalence, consequences, and implications for therapeutic prescription and policy

Sussman, S., Pentz, M-A, Spruijt-Metz, D. and Miller, T. (2007) Abuse of study drugs: Prevalence, consequences, and implications for therapeutic prescription and policy. Journal of Drug Addiction, Education and Eradication, 2 (3-4). pp. 309-327.

Abstract

Recent concerns over the potential dangers of drugs that arc used for AttentionDeficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder {ADHD) have led to consideration of stronger warnings on pill box labels. These drugs are also being misused by approximately 4% of older teens and emerging adults (annual use). This paper reviews the current prevalence of ADHD drug use among young people, the consequences of use of these drugs, and implications of this information for improving the study habits of youth, drug abuse prevention and cessation efforts, and drug prescription policy.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Nova Science Publisher, Inc
Copyright: © 2007 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
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URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/40281
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