Educating Our Youth On America’s Reality: The Opiate Epidemic
“Drug Abuse with Adolescents on the Rise”
It is important for us to educate our youth on the reality of drug addiction, or the vicious cycle of this nightmare will never be brought to an end. Prescription drug abuse among teenagers ages 12 to 17 have had a staggering impact among special populations.
In 2014, 467,000 adolescents were nonmedical users of pain reliever, with 168,000 having an addiction to pain relievers.