Teens in Union County believe it's very easy to get prescription drugs.
And they're probably right. Prescription drugs which are frequently abused include pain medications, stimulant medications, and sedatives, and abusers most frequently get them from the medicine cabinet, not a dealer.
Teens say that grandparents have a lot of medications they can get into. But buying prescription drugs is expensive, so some opt for an over-the-counter high, abusing cough syrup or liquid cold pills.
Prescription drugs commonly abused incude Xanax, Percocet, and Adderall.
Most report crushing and snorting the medications, but they can smoke some that are not crushable.
Prescription drugs are the second most abused illegal substance, after Marijuana