Access to Legal Drugs Fueling Teen Drug Culture

Cory, 21, says the idea of "hard" illicit drugs scared him. "I knew as a kid that I would never try heroin or coke or crack, because it sounded so bad," he says. But his experience with the prescription pain pill OxyContin rivals that of most any hard-core addiction. In less than one year, Cory had progressed from casual experimentation with the painkiller to a $50-a-day habit that cost him two jobs and sent him to the Scripps McDonald Center for alcohol and substance abuse treatment. "People...Full Story
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