Medicine Abuse Report Card (image) CRT/tanaka Caption The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), sponsored by MetLife Foundation, found that teen prescription drug misuse and abuse is up by 33 percent since 2008, and stimulants are contributing to this sustained epidemic. The new PATS data confirm that misuse and abuse of prescription drugs is now a normalized behavior among teens. Credit The Partnership at Drugfree.org Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.