Medical and nonmedical use of prescription drugs among secondary school students.

@article{McCabe2007MedicalAN,
  title={Medical and nonmedical use of prescription drugs among secondary school students.},
  author={Sean Esteban McCabe and Carol J. Boyd and Amy M. Young},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={76-83}
}
PURPOSE The main objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of medical and nonmedical use of four categories of prescription drugs (opioid, stimulant, sleeping, and sedative/anxiety medication) in a racially diverse sample of secondary public school students in the Detroit metropolitan area. A secondary objective was to examine the association between the use of four categories of prescription medications and illicit drug use and probable drug abuse. METHODS In 2005, a Web-based… CONTINUE READING