It’s About The Dopamine

 The following New York Times Article features Dr. Nora Volkow, the neuroscientist in charge of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, discussing the soaring rates of prescription drug abuse.  Hospitalizations related to prescription drugs are up fivefold in the last decade, and overdose deaths up fourfold. More high school seniors report recreational use of tranquilizers or prescription narcotics, like OxyContinand Vicodin, than heroin and cocaine combined.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/14/science/14volkow.html?_r=1&src=dayp

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