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Youth prescription drug abuse on the rise in Vt.


Burlington Free Press - 1:27 pm Thu Apr 1st, 2010

MONTPELIER Vermont health officials say they're seeing a rise in prescription drug abuse among young adults.

Barbara Cimaglio, deputy commissioner at the Vermont Department of Health, says in 2005, 710 people came in for treatment with a primary addiction to heroin, and 719 addicted to prescription drugs. She said by 2008, 617 were admitted for heroin treatment, and 1,602 for prescription drugs.

Read the whole story in the Times Argus: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/2009082...

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