The Truth about Prescription Drug Abuse

A guest editorial in the Daytona News-Journal today states:

Our community is now facing a new challenge that is literally tearing at the fabric of our neighborhoods. It is an epidemic we never saw coming, and we were unable to brace for its wrath. Prescription drug abuse is affecting all walks of our society. It is tearing apart our families; it is a major contributor to criminal activity and reaches across all sectors of our community.

We must take proactive steps in educating our community about the addictive characteristics of pain medication often referred to as opiates. Opiates include such medications as Vicodin, Oxycontin, hydrocodone, Percocet, etc.

The Foundation for a Drug Free World has an exceptionally impacting video on prescription drug abuse.  You can’t watch this and not have a shift of viewpoint. Anyone concerned that someone in their family may be falling into this trap, I recommend you have them watch this documentary.

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