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A certain prescription drug by the name of Oxycontin was introduced in 1996 as a breakthrough for the treatment of severe chronic pain The drug has become a problem in recent years after abusers discovered that crushing the time - release tablets and snorting or injecting the powder gives an immediate heroin - like high The drug has been the cause in more than 1000 deaths nationwide Prescription painkillers such as oxycontin now rank second to marijuana as the most - abused drug in the country according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration These findings are what lead me to do a research project on narcotics and other prescription drugs and the affects they have on todays youth Upon doing my research project on narcotics and other prescription drugs I have found some very conclusive results I handed out 25 surveys to the High School students with a hypothesis that asked Do you think narcotics or other prescription drugs influence todays young adults by affecting their educational and social abilities in the future After completion of the surveys I compiled the answers assessed them into bar graphs and tabulated the results The results were astonishing I found that 15 out of 25 young adults had used narcotics or other prescription type drugs at least 15 - 20 times in a years period Even worse 5 out of 15 could not even count how many times during the year they had used the drugs After reading these results I decided to go further with my research I then chose to investigate the SAMHSA website in depth to see if this cause has been studied or determined by another resource I found that the only step the DEA has made was by budgeting 63 million dollars to fight illegal online pharmacies in 2004 The circumstances in which have been researched and studied have also implicated that adults with true chronic pain be put
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