Research shows that kids at young ages are self-medicating themselves using over-the-counter drugs. Georgia Poison Center Director Dr. Gaylord Lopez said they get several calls a week about fifth and sixth-graders overdosing on over-the-counter medication.
Investigators say deaths in Boston, New York, and DC may be linked to 'Molly.' "There’s no 'good batch' of molly, MDMA, Ecstasy," Anthony Pettigrew, a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Agency's New England division, told the Boston Herald/ "This is stuff that's made in somebody’s bathtub in either Asia, the Netherlands, Canada, you have no idea what is in this stuff.
Nonmedical Use of Prescription Pain Relievers May Raise The Risk of Turning to Heroin Use. A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that people aged 12 to 49 who had used prescription pain relievers nonmedically were 19 times more likely to have initiated heroin use recently (within the past 12 months of being interviewed) than others in that age group (0.39 percent versus 0.02 percent).