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Sports Performance Pressure Fuels Drug Abuse

The typical teenage drug user has changed over recent decades; no longer do they fit any simple profile. Many teenagers who abuse drugs are pilfering them from their medicine cabinet at home. The drugs are often originally prescribed as a remedy for a chronic pain condition, brought on by an injury or a disease like cancer. The drugs are left forgotten after the pain subsides, and curious teens may scoop them up for recreational use.

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