Friday, June 15, 2012

In Their Own Words -- Study Drugs

The New York Times recently invited students to submit personal stores of their own prescription drug abuse for academic advantages. The Times received almost 200 submissions. While a majority focused on the prevalence of these drugs on college campuses, many wrote about their increasing appearance in high schools. 

In often vivid detail — snorting their own pills, stealing pills from friends — the students described an issue that they found upsetting, valuable, dangerous and, above all else, real. Most of them claimed that it was a problem rooted not in drugs per se, but with the pressure that compelled some youngsters to use them.
About 30 of the submissions are highlighted in this online article, almost all written by current high school students or recent graduates. Read more here -- In Their Own Words: 'Study Drugs'

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