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Survey of Police and Teachers: Alcohol and Marijuana Most Serious Substance Abuse Facing Teens
Date:9/9/2010

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest released the results of a national Teen Substance Abuse survey today, indicating that police officers and high school teachers nationwide believe alcohol and marijuana are the most serious problem substances facing teenagers. These survey results come as the Food and Drug Administration has scheduled an Advisory Committee meeting for September 14 to examine whether abuse of cough and cold medications by teens requires stricter controls on the sale of those commonly used products.

Police and teachers polled do not believe it is a good idea to force Americans to visit a doctor to get a prescription to purchase commonly sold cough and cold medicines.  However, an FDA Advisory Committee next week could decide to make more than 100 brand name, over-the-counter cold and cough medicines containing the ingredient dextromethorphan available only through a doctor's prescription or place them behind the counter at pharmacies, forcing customers to receive assistance from a pharmacist or store employee to get the medicines.

When asked which substances pose the greatest negative impact on teens, teachers and police overwhelmingly identified marijuana and alcohol, followed by methamphetamine and cocaine.  Additionally, no police and only 1% of high school teachers cited cough and cold medicines as having the greatest negative impact on teens.When you think of substance abuse, which substances do you see as having the greatest negative impact on teens?PoliceH.S. TeachersAlcohol//beer

51%

70%Marijuana//pot

69%

51%Prescription drugs//prescription pills

27%

15%Methamphetamine//crystal methamphetamine

28%

9%Cocaine//coke//crack

22%

8%Heroin

12%

3%Ecstasy

6%

5%Cigarettes//tobacco

3%

6%Inhalants//spray can fumes

3%

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