ERIC Number: EJ821425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
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Teens and the Misuse of Prescription Drugs: Evidence-Based Recommendations to Curb a Growing Societal Problem
Twombly, Eric C.; Holtz, Kristen D.
Journal of Primary Prevention, v29 n6 p503-516 Nov 2008
The misuse of prescription drugs by teens in the United States is a growing public health problem. This article provides a systematic synthesis of multiple strands of literature to recommend effective prevention methods. Using a social-ecological framework, we review the scope of the problem of prescription drug use among teens. Then, we analyze the multiple factors that may influence teen knowledge and attitudes toward prescription drugs and discuss the important challenges related to the construction of effective prevention programs. Finally, we provide recommendations for practice that attempt to overcome these challenges.
Descriptors: Prevention, Public Health, Drug Abuse, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Literature Reviews, Social Influences, Influences, Attitudes, Drug Therapy
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United States