Narcotic addition is an epidemic in our communities and touches nearly every family. Medically prescribed narcotics are often the beginning of an addiction with 40% of school-aged students reporting that they are being introduced to narcotics that are medically prescribed and accessible to them in the home.
The answers are not easy, but locking all narcotics and medications out of the reach of children is a start, along with community resources that can help someone on their journey of recovery.
If you, or a loved one, is dealing with an addiction or dependency issue, don’t lose hope. The ‘PA Get Help Now’ website is a great place to find resources.