A few years ago, I noticed a dangerous trend happening at my local high school. My classmates were popping pills - mostly prescription drugs - and nobody was talking about it. At the time, kids didn’t think it was a big deal. Now we know differently.
When I was a senior, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids gave me an opportunity to explore this epidemic further by partnering with a professional director to create a short documentary, titled "Out of Reach," as part of its Medicine Abuse Project.
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During the film I was able to see why prescription drug abuse is a big problem amongst teens. Kids are trying to relieve their daily stress and anxiety with prescription drugs and often secretly reach for the pills in their parents’ medicine cabinet.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is working to prevent teen prescription drug abuse. They are teaching parents how to safeguard their medicines and communicate better with their kids. They are showing teens how to better manage their stress and rise above the daily negative influences and pressures to use drugs and alcohol. And they are helping millions of families every year.
Thanks to the Partnership, I was able to take my experience creating "Out of Reach" to pursue film production and acting in college. Support the Partnership today, so that millions of teens out there can also get a chance to reach their full potential.
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