When Children Abuse Prescription Meds

We don't expect children to purposefully abuse prescription medications. The discovery of two middle school students who were found to be under the influence of an opiate took the community by surprise. Listen in to this opiate recovery support group as they discuss prevention issues for youth.

Discussion Guide:

How old were you when you started to abuse opiates?

How did you access them?

Are you familiar with pharm parties? Have you attended one?

What do you recommend as prevention against substance abuse for children and adolescents?

Supplemental Reading:

Jacqueline Covey, School District to Address RX Abuse, http://www.clintonherald.chttp://www.clintonherald.com/news/local_news/school-district-to-address-rx-abuse/article_9b1cf436-ec55-598f-a141-a1daa1345fb5.html

Jacqueline Covey, Middle School Town Hall Talks Prescription Abuse, http://www.clintonherald.com/news/local_news/middle-school-town-hall-talks-prescription-abuse/article_0853c8e4-f888-5748-b26d-137a7650b2d8.html