Prescription Drug Abuse History
The reason for this research was to find out how widespread teen prescription drug abuse is in an Appalachian county in Tennessee. It also searched for risk and protective factors, such as friends ' use or parental disapproval, that could potentially predict NMUPD. Using the study results, the authors set out to provide prevention recommendations (Collins, Abadi, Johnson, Shambien, & Thompson, 2012). The results of the survey that was given to the adolescents in class were 35% of the teens reported NMUPD with pain medications being the most abused. The risk and protective factors that were found to predict non-medical use of prescription drugs in the teens were: friends ' use, perceived availability, perceived risk of use, parental disapproval, school commitment, and community norms against drug use (Collins, Abadi, Johnson, Shambien, & Thompson, 2012). The authors of this survey use the socio-cultural psychological perspective because the study seeks to find risk and protective factors such as friend 's use and community norms and how they relate to NMUPD in the teens. Collins et al. (2012) noticed that the teens were less likely to use non-medical prescription drugs if their parents and community were against it (p.