The Partnership for a Drug-Free America released its 20th annual survey of teen drug use Monday.

The results show 73 percent of teens who use drugs said the primary reason for use is �'�''�'to cope with school pressure.�'�''�' In previous years, the top reasons for use have been �'�''�'looking cool�'�''�' or �'�''�'getting high.�'�''�'


7 percent of parents in the national survey believe teens might use drugs to deal with stress.

What should parents do?

As kids prepare to go back to school, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America urges parents to visit TimeToTalk.org to learn how to talk to their kids about the risks of drugs and alcohol and help them handle stress in healthier ways.

  • Drug Facts
  • Dilaudid is formulated as oral tablets and liquid, rectal suppository, intra-muscular (buttock or hip muscle) injection, and intravenous (I.V.) solution.
  • Dilaudid, or Hydromorphone, is a narcotic analgesic prescribed for the relief of moderate to severe pain, such as burns, cancer, Kidney stones or surgery.
  • Dilaudid is often called "drug store heroin" on the streets.
  • Withdrawal symptoms from Dilaudid can occur, 4 to 5 hours after the last dose.
  • Dilaudid addiction can consume a person and become an obsession driven by physical dependence.