Painkillers: Are They Being Abused by Young Athletes?

For the last 20+ years drug use in the United States has been climbing. Unfortunately, this includes teenage drug abuse. Somewhere along the way, some kids seem to get lost and go down the wrong path. It could be due to their parents being drug addicts, or simply hanging around with the wrong groups in school. We all know “that group” when we were growing up that chose to lead lives that had them regressing rather than growing as a young individual. Many kids find athletics as a way to be active, hang out with their friends, and engage in healthy competition. But with injuries and the use of prescription drugs to dull the pain, could teenagers get hooked?

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