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Increase of ADHD drug abuse by teens seen

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The Iowa Poison Control Center says it's seeing an increase in young people abusing ADHD drugs.

Officials say seven people ages 13 to 24 were treated in four days for abusing drugs prescribed for ADHD.

The drugs are being used to get high, lose weight, and stay awake.

The poison control says the drugs can be deadly if taken improperly.

 

Online Producer-Chris Becker

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