WKU Public Radio News Staff
Teens to Get Prescription Abuse Warning
Sun March 25, 2012
Students to Hear about Dangers of Prescription Abuse
As part of the Keep Kentucky Kids Safe program, state Attorney General Jack Conway and Van Ingram, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, will talk with Union County High School students Monday. Prescription drug abuse has become a very serious problem across the Commonwealth, and state officials are trying to increase public awareness about the dangers associated with that abuse.
Attorney General Conway has conducted a series of similar meetings at high schools across Kentucky in recent months. Van Ingram stresses the dangers of mixing different types of medications that are not prescribed by a doctor. Ingram says many recent autopsy reports in Kentucky have found that, in many cases, numerous types of drugs have been mixed by those who have died from prescription overdoses.
The meeting with high school students will be held Monday afternoon, in the auditorium at Union County High School.