Teens Who Abuse Prescription Drugs are More Violent

Your Health Minute


Teens who misuse prescription drugs more likely to be involved in violence and sexual assaults.

In Your Health Minute, a new study reveals a link between prescription drug abuse and dating violence among teens.

About 10 percent of surveyed high school students said they had committed or been a victim of dating violence.

Researchers found the misuse of prescription drugs was more often associated with sexual abuse among males and physical violence among females.



Experts recommend prevention programs aimed at dating violence include messages on substance use.


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