Colombia, increase use of psychiatric medications for recreational use among adolescents

Posted on October 17, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Latin America Health, Social Issues

Augusto Perez, Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and Director of the Corporation New Directions, said in a study done in 2006 by the United Nations and the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD ), “Colombia ranked first in benzodiazepine use among adolescents aged 12 to 17 years.” A product of the same group carried seven teenagers aged between 14 and 16 at the Hospital Santa Clara, toxicology referral center in the capital, on 6 October. Read Article

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