The autopsy revealed high levels of oxycodone, morphine, acetaminophen and amphetamines in his body.

Mark was a good kid from a caring family. It was his senior year of high school and he was looking forward to his future afterwards. He occasionally drank beer and had tried marijuana on several occasions, but he never let on to his parents that he was also abusing prescription drugs.

On a Thursday in late May, Mark went to school, played basketball against the faculty and staff, and then went to work that evening. It was truly a good day for him. He was preparing for a camping trip to Shenandoah National Park in a few days, and to his pending graduation the following week.

The next day, Friday, Mark never woke up. He died from a mix of prescription drugs. The autopsy revealed high levels of oxycodone, morphine, acetaminophen and amphetamines in his body.

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Prescription stimulants used to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Used as a study aid, to stay awake, and to suppress appetites. Prescribed as Adderall®, Concerta®, Dexedrine®, Focalin®, Metadate®, Methylin®, Ritalin®.

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