It is so heartbreaking when these kids think accessible drugs cannot hurt like the illegal ones do. I am “lucky” in that my kids got to see first hand what prescription drugs can do to someone, as my husband’s mom has to be monitored daily with her drugs. Her doctor keeps prescribing pain killers, depression meds etc. We finally got the drug store to call us whenever she gets a new prescription. She does not intentionally get addicted but we find that with older people they take what their doctor says as gospel. If he prescribes it, she takes it. The positive note, my kids hate anything but ibuprofen after a hard workout. I think many of the kids are getting their drugs from grandparents not realizing some of their meds are missing. It is a real problem and I blame the doctors who keep prescribing.
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