Abusing Over-The-Counter Drugs: Illicit Uses for Everyday Drugs

Abusing Over-The-Counter Drugs: Illicit Uses for Everyday Drugs

by Kim Etingoff
     
 

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The government has approved them. You don't need a prescription. You can get them at practically any supermarket. So obviously over-the-counter medications can't be dangerous, right? Wrong.

When taken in ways other than directed, over-the-counter medications can be just as dangerous as many illegal drugs. And because there's a false sense of security about the

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Overview

The government has approved them. You don't need a prescription. You can get them at practically any supermarket. So obviously over-the-counter medications can't be dangerous, right? Wrong.

When taken in ways other than directed, over-the-counter medications can be just as dangerous as many illegal drugs. And because there's a false sense of security about the medications-and because they are in almost everyone's home medicine cabinet-the abuse and misuse of over-the-counter medications are on the rise.

Abusing Over-the-Counter Drugs: Illicit Uses for Everydays Drugs presents the facts about this alarming trend. You'll learn what drugs are most misused, the effects of misused over-the-counter medications, and what the government is doing to stem the problem. You will also find suggestions on how to get help to stop abusing over-the-counter medications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422224250
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.67(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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