Teen Page

We want you to know the truth about drugs. Here you can learn some very important information on how to avoid becoming a victim of prescription drug abuse. It is our hope, that after you visit this website you will be convinced that it is not worth the experimentation to fulfill your curiosity or take the chance to get high. It is possible you will not survive, that is how dangerous prescription drugs can be when abused. 


Prescription drugs are not safer to use for getting high, than illegal drugs.

You can die from just one pill, when abused. It is possible.

When you take prescription drugs with alcohol, you increase your chances of death drastically.

Prescription drugs most often abused, are highly addictive, sometimes after using just a few times.

Just because they came from a doctor does not mean they are safer.

Your friend may tell you it is okay to try, because they got them from their parent's medicine cabinet. That is a lie!

You may experience withdrawal symptoms similar to the flu, after abrupt absence of many prescription drugs, even after using just a few times.  It will depend on the drug, the amount, and how it was abused.

A drug addict can look just like you.

If you think you have a problem, the most important thing you can do. . .is to get help immediately.

Your life may depend on whether you say yes or no, if offered a prescription drug.  It is that dangerous.

If you become familiar with overdose symptoms, you may be able to save a person's life.


You can find more about the truth and dangers of prescription drug abuse from the following links.

An Innocent Night - A music video re-enacting my son's last night alive

I have received feed-back from students that this video had a profound impact on them. The video is a re-enactment of my son Christopher Straughan's last night alive. The song "Play Crack the Sky" by Brand New is filled with metaphors that depict his last hours on earth. The last text on Chris's cell phone was shortly after 4 am. The lyrics lament his body's struggle to keep breathing like the vessel's struggle to stay afloat in the 100 foot rogue waves, and so on...Thank you to Emily Richardson, her family and friends who did an excellent job in the making of this video.


This is a must see documentary on how prescription drug abuse affects our teenagers.  It covers personal stories by parents who have lost a child and teenagers who describe their struggles with addiction to prescription drugs.

We encourage you to take the time to educate yourself on how an overdose happens, what the symptoms are and what to do if you think someone is overdosing. Understanding overdose could save a life.

Video from Parents360
Excellent video!

Prescription Drug Abuse
Watch the Video. Straight up facts about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Prescription Painkillers Abuse
Watch the video. The truth about abusing painkillers.

Girl Scout Gold Award Project by Anastasia Weston
Excellent presentation discussing the dangers and consequences of prescription drug abuse with parental tips and emotional testimonies

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