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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Teen Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Over the past three years we have talked about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, particularly as it relates to teens and young adults. As summer approaches and school vacation begins we thought it would be helpful to once again remind parents that the first place young people find prescription drugs is usually in the family medicine cabinet and when that supply runs out, then young people will turn to their friends and the street to feed their addiction.

This past month a new independent film premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The name of the film is Behind the Orange Curtain. Every showing was sold out, which tells us that people are eager to understand this epidemic and to know that it is an epidemic that can be found in every county across the United States. This film should be a wake-up call to all parents, but then again they probably don't need to go to the movies to witness the teen prescription drug abuse epidemic.

Here is a short news story from KABC-TV, Los Angeles. Start summer vacation by being informed. Take three minutes out of your day to watch this video...it could save the life of your child.



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