Do you think young people view prescription drugs as being less dangerous than illicit drugs?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on January 22, 2008
“I think it depends on their upbringing, but they probably do. I think a lot of people think if a doctor prescribed it then it’s fine, and society seems to almost glamorize prescription drug abuse in comparison.”
“I don’t. Just last year my roommate got addicted to OxyContin and now does heroin because it’s cheaper. People don’t view a pain pill as being as bad as heroin, but it is. It’s just more socially misunderstood.”
“I think they do just because it’s been prescribed by a doctor. And even if they don’t have that condition, they think that a doctor wouldn’t prescribe something unsafe.”
“I think it depends on the drug. But in general, I think people know a lot more about illicit drugs, and are only recently becoming aware of the dangers of prescription drugs.”