Study: Lax attitude on teens and Rx drug abuse

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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) - More parents need to talk with their teens about the dangers of abusing Ritalin, Adderall and other prescription drugs, suggests a new study that finds discouraging trends on kids and drug use.

When teens were asked about the last substance abuse conversation they had with their parents, just 14 percent said they talked about abusing a prescription drug, said the report being released Tuesday by The Partnership at Drugfree.org.

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