SCS 500 Milestone One
Prescription drug abuse is a prevalent issue among young adults in the United States; where misuse is among one of the significant problems. Influences and motivations for the drug use among young adults are studied and the results are given in three articles that will be discussed throughout this paper.
Kelly, Parsons, Rendina, Vuolu, & Wells (2015) studied: the role of motivational contexts within prescription drug misuse. This includes the frequency of misuse for three different prescription types and includes drug-related problems and dependency. The articles states that it is important to discuss positive and negative motivational contexts of misuse and implement harm reduction measures.