Controlling pill problem is vital to our future
The illegal use of prescription drugs has been the focus of countless meetings, educational workshops and presentations in Haywood County for several years now.
An often-cited statistic is: In Haywood County, one in every four deaths looked at by medical examiners is caused by a prescription pill related overdose. Most victims are teenagers.
Despite a number of educational efforts and downright horror stories about the life of those addicted to prescription drugs, improper use of medication remains one of the top drug abuses issues in the county.
The recent story told by a recovering addict about her loss and road to recovery is yet another sad tale of the high stakes involved with improper use of pills.
If the information widely available about the ramifications of misuse doesn’t take, ...