Teens have figured out a new way to get high. They have started seen parent’s medicine cabinet to get high due to restriction on alcohol and illicit drugs. This trend is common among males. The study looked at over-the-counter (OTC) drug use of 7th to 12th graders in 133 schools in Cincinnati.

During the 2009-2010 Pride Survey on youth drug use in America, data was gathered via survey, distributed to 54,000 students.OTC medication abuse can lead to unintentional poisoning, seizures, and psychological and physical additions. The investigators say that adolescents, who documented participation in positive activities such as sports, school clubs, and community and church organizations, were less inclined to reporting abusing medications.

Reference:  Kelly Fitzgerald