The Teensavers Team often warns parents about the growing problem
regarding teens stealing pills from the medicine cabinet.   While these
adolescent opiate addictions can often start at home, there are other
ways teens get pills.

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A
teen may not start pilfering pills until first being exposed to the
medications elsewhere.  Perhaps they got a Xanax or Oxycontin from a
friend.   Adults with good intentions are not always the source of the
rising prescription abuse problems.

Case in point: A 71 year-old
Orange County doctor, with two practices in Los Angeles is expected to
plead guilty today to charges of prescribing unnecessary narcotics.
Prosecutors allege that Nazzar Al-Bussam wrote 60,000 prescriptions over
a four year span.   At the minimum, there are typically 20 pills per
prescription.   That’s means from 2007-2010, this doctor put 1.2 million
pills on the streets.

Those pills end up somewhere.   They’re
not ingested solely by 47-year-olds.   The pills filter their way into
the hands of adolescents.   It is good that the government is cracking
down on doctors who are writing fraudulent pills.   Parents can do all
they can to lock up pills, but when dealers are getting their hands on
hundreds of thousands of pills, the problem will still be there.

 

 

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