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July 20th 2015:Special Encore Presentation: Teen and Adolescent Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse with Guest David Sheff

Our guest today will talk about teen and adolescent prescription drug abuse, stimulant abuse, The Medicine Abuse Project, and ways the public can help. The CDC now calls prescription drug abuse an epidemic. More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes, and this trend is being driven by prescription drugs. Teen prescription drug misuse and abuse is up by 33 percent since 2008. The rise is being driven by stimulants (Ritalin and Adderall). Statistics released by The Partnership at Drugfree.org show that: 1) Prescription medicines and marijuana are the most commonly abused drug

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David Sheff

David Sheff, the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “Beautiful Boy” about his son Nic’s decade-long struggle with addiction, and the author of the new book, “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy.” David’s new book examines drug abuse and treatment, based on the latest scientific evidence and his own expertise as an investigative journalist.
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