Rx Drug Abuse Increasing Among Youth

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise…in the general population and especially, among youth.

Oregon Partnership is trying to get the word out that the call volume for the OP crisis lines from those dealing with addiction to pain killers and other opiates is now second to alcohol-related calls.

 This is a relatively new occurance and a troubling one.

We met with KPTV(12) today about a half-hour special the station plans later in the year about this very subject. 

And where do most young people get their pills?  From their folks’ medicine cabinets or from friends’ parents’ medicine cabinets!  It’s a subject that needs to get out in the public arena.


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