Pharmacists visit health classes to warn of prescription drug abuse

By Scout Van Cise, opinion editor 

Throughout the week of March 13-17, several CVS pharmacists visited the tenth grade health classes to inform the sophomores about prescription drug use and and the dangers that come with them. The presentation stressed choices, both right and wrong. One of the pharmacists, Julie Thompson, explained the reason she presents information about drug abuse to students. “I went into the field because I wanted to help people, it makes me sick to know that people are abusing the medications I’m giving them,” Thompson said.

Health teacher Mr. Pat Bradshaw saw this as an important lesson for the students of Saegertown High School. “As a health class and as a school, we have to address these things. People in our community are affected by this,” Bradshaw said.

Sophomore Miquel Robison attended one of the presentations. “It was very eye opening. Hearing the true stories about people our age ending their lives because they were using drugs made me emotional because you never know if your friends could be doing that,” Robison said.

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