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Partnership for a Drug-Free America's 21st Annual Teen Survey Shows No Significant Increase in Over-the-Counter Medicine Abuse Rates
Date:3/2/2010

Despite flat OTC abuse rates, other types of abuse are increasing

WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey data released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and MetLife Foundation point to the need for continued efforts to combat substance abuse among teens. While there was no significant increase in the abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines containing dextromethorphan, the 21st annual Partnership/MetLife Foundation Attitude Tracking Survey (PATS) found an overall waning in teens' negative perceptions about many drugs along with increases in abuse rates for alcohol, ecstasy, and marijuana. Teens in this study expressed a significant increa
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