The Teen Challenge newsletter came out today in the mail. The first article was very interesting. More than 14,00 people die each year from pain medication overdoses according to the Center for Disease Control.
Some folks get addicted to prescription pills, pain medications, and even ask others for their medications.
Opiates are the most addictive substances in the world, and prescriptions like Vicodin, methadone, and OxyContin have increased by 300% in the last decade.
Who would think that kids will be steal cancer patients medication?
12 million people use prescription pain medication for non-medical reasons
That is very scarey.
More than 14, 000 people die each year from pain medication.
Source: MN Teen Challenge