According to the Washington Poison Center (WAPC), there are recent and concerning trends for adolescents and teens (age 13-17). Intentional self-harm and suicidal intent has increased by 5%
compared with 2019 through over-the-counter medications and the misuse of prescribed medications (i.e. atypical antipsychotics). Substance use (such as wanting to get high) related to over-the-counter substances (e.g., antihistamines, cough medicine) and illegal substances (for their
age group) of alcohol and cannabis has increased by 34%.
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