One in five teenagers abuse prescription drugs. They think because it's over the counter or prescribed by a doctor it is okay to take them.
Kids see prescription drugs as safe and this results in kids sharing medications with their friends. Parties where everyone brings prescription drugs to mix with others are now called 'Farm Parties.'
Andrew Theriot started abusing Oxycontin when he was 17 years old. He became addicted and wasn't able to quit until he got into a car accident and was arrested.
Ross Tinsley lost his life when he took a lethal combination of prescription drugs at a party.
If parents will sit down and talk with their children about the danger of prescription drugs, that is the number one drug prevention program in the world.
Prescription for Trouble
Grade Level: Middle & High School
About the Program
Your home medicine cabinet may offer your kids the most accessible source of drugs. Prescription for Trouble provides an eye-opening look at the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs among today’s teens and young adults.