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Teenagers Abusing Prescription Drugs More Than Ever
2012-10-17 07:02:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Colorado at Denver recently discovered that young people in the U.S. are abusing prescription pain medications at an alarming rate — 40 percent more than past generations to be exact. Many of the adolescents have been using prescription drugs such as oxycontin, valium and vicodin. Following marijuana, prescription drug abuse is the second leading form of illegal drug use in the country....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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