Study: 5.3% of Young People Have Taken Cold Meds to Get High

About 3.1 million people in the U.S. ages 12 to 25, or 5.3% of this age group, have used over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to get high at least once in their lifetimes, according to a report released last week by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — About 3.1 million people in the U.S. ages 12 to 25, or 5.3% of this age group, have used over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to get high at least once in their lifetimes, according to a report released last week by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration here. Data from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health show the number is comparable to the 3.1 million who say they have used LSD, and is significantly greater than the 2.4 million who reporte

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