Here’s a bit from Jack Conway’s press release about prescription drug abuse and kids:
Attorney General Jack Conway took his Keep Kentucky Kids Safe program to Hardin and Washington counties today, alerting nearly 1,000 middle and high school students to the dangers of abusing prescription pills. A photo from the Hardin County event is attached to this press release.
“I want to make sure Kentucky doesn’t lose another generation to prescription drug abuse,” said General Conway. “Through our Keep Kentucky Kids Safe initiative, we are warning kids across the Commonwealth that they risk their lives and futures when they take a prescription pill that was not prescribed to them.”
The top drug problem in Hardin County, according to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, is the diversion and abuse of prescription pills. It is also a top concern in Washington County.
In addition to his education and awareness efforts, Attorney General Conway launched Kentucky’s first and only statewide Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force in August of 2009. The task force has been involved in more than 130 prescription drug diversion investigations, including Operation Flamingo Road, the state’s largest prescription drug bust that resulted in the arrest of more than 500 people.
And here’s a photo of Jack talking to some kids today:
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See the looks on their faces? Next to none of them are paying attention.
It’s actually kind of alarming.
We know Jack’s talks don’t accomplish anything and it’s not really his fault.
So what is the answer?