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Teensavers often reminds families that unused medications in the home can be a recipe for disaster.

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Many times teens and young adults in treatment tell us that is where they got their start.

Their first experience from drugs wasn’t the puff of marijuana from a friend, it was a sneak of a pill from the family medicine cabinet.

But it’s not just your teens you have to worry about.

Some of those patients in treatment also say that they stole pills from their friends’ medicine cabinets. They had no problem checking all of their buddies homes for extra pills.

Now there’s a growing problem in a small Texas community. People are visiting opening houses to search for drugs.

The pain pill addicts are scouring the Sunday paper for open houses dressing up as potential buyers, and then showing up hoping to score.

These pills are like gold. Some of them go for as much as $50 a pill. If you find full bottle of Oxycontin or Hydrocodone, you could be looking at a street value of $5000.

And while children may not be stealing these pills, the pills stolen by adults could still end up in their hands.

The same thing may be said for having guests at the home.

With a dinner party or social event at your home, you have dozens of people using your bathrooms. So why keep your pills there?

People with an addiction will first try to find either money or more drugs through people they know and trust.

It’s always a reminder to hide your medications, or lock them up.

You’d certainly hide your jewelery during an open house.

Take 5 minutes to place your pills safely away from where they can be stolen.

By now you’ve probably heard about the fallen Leaf, Ryan Leaf.

The former NFL #2 pick was popped not once, but twice this week for breaking into home and stealing prescription drugs.

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Leaf was arrested in Montana and one set of reports indicated that he had Hydrocodone that was not in his name.

Authorities in Texas are already trying to revoke his probation there on unrelated drug charges.

It’s been a sad downward spiral for the former QB. But he’s one of the estimated 7,000,000 million people in America hooked on prescription drugs.

It’s pretty clear that his life is mimicking his career in the NFL. The ups and downs of drug use have him sitting in jail for what could be 30 days.

Leaf needs help. Leaf needs to turn his life around. If he has any friends left from the NFL, they need to come help him. He needs to beat his addictions and he needs the support for it.

It’s easy to rally around your quarterback when he’s leading you down the field in a game winning drive. But now that the roar of the crowd has been silenced and the game is long over, Leaf finds himself with an unsportsman like penalty that could have facing serious jail time.