Malibu Seeing Rise in Prescription Drug Use
Malibu is seeing a rise in prescription drug use amongst teens. Now both parents and city leaders are looking for ways to combat the problem.
Officials are saying that the increase in this type of drug use is due to the fact that there are fewer organized activities for teens and a lack of parental involvement. The city does acknowledge that the lack of activities is their own fault. They say that the teens gain access to these drugs from medicine cabinets at home, dealers who have connections with doctors, and other children who are actually prescribed the medications.
What is being found is that a large number of youth are taking these drugs and combining them with each other and with alcohol. This is what has been discovered when the offending teenagers are caught using these drugs at school, have been pulled over on the street, or have experienced an overdose.
Now the city is planning an intervention to try and get these drugs out of the hands of teens and keep them where they belong.Tags: Drug, drugs, medicine, youth