More reasons why they call it dope


After years in which marijuana, cocaine and heroin were by far the main focus of the nation’s war on drugs, the Bush administration is now attacking the rising abuse of prescription drugs.

While marijuana remains the nation’s most abused drug, according to government and private studies, narcotic pain relievers like OxyContin and Vicodin, along with a variety of some other prescription medications, have overtaken amphetamines to rank second.

A recent nationwide study by the University of Michigan showed that from the 2002 to 2003 school year, nonmedical use of prescription drugs among students in the 8th, 10th and 12th grades increased even as use of other illicit drugs dropped by 11 percent.

Doctors, other health care providers and law enforcement officials say prescription drug abuse produces the same problems as street drugs: addiction, crime and broken families.

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