Prevention of Prescription Stimulant Misuse among Youth (Topic Summary)
Author: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Examines programs and strategies aimed at preventing or reducing prescription stimulant misuse in youth attending middle school, high school or post-secondary school. It describes the serious harms associated with prescription stimulant misuse in youth and the rates of use among them. It recommends that prevention programs should start before youth enter post-secondary education.