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Student Writer Says We Need To Change How We Talk About Drug Addiction

Dec 6, 2017

Credit Texas Department of Health Services

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, reflects on a recent article in the Daily Texan student newspaper at the University of Texas, "We need to change the way we talk about drug addiction."  The article says 12.3 percent of UT students report using prescription drugs without a prescription in the last year. Author Elizabeth Bratten says popular music should quit glorifying drug abuse.