Not too long ago, my town’s local newspaper came out with a front page story about how our local high school had a drug abuse problem. A prescription drug abuse problem. The article went on to quote students (anonymously) about how, before going to a party, the students would raid their parents’ medicine cabinets for pills, get to the party, throw the pills in a bowl, and as each kid came in, they’d grab one and take it. Talk about Russian Roulette–I had visions of teens scooping up handfuls of pills, popping them in their mouth and going off to dance. It made me shiver.
Turns out that my town’s high school isn’t the only one with a problem–it’s nationwide. Kids are misusing prescription drugs. And dying. It’s horrible. The Partnership for Drug Free America is trying to change that with a new series of videos. Each one tells a story about a child who was recklessly taking prescription drugs. Some stories have good endings, some, like Ronnie’s above, don’t. Become educated. Talk to your children. Prevent needless death.
To learn more, click here for the Partnership for Drug Free America’s You Tube channel.
This post is sponsored by Partnership for Drug Free America.