North Carolina middle and high school students can help fight prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths by entering a video contest sponsored by Attorney General Roy Cooper and the NC Department of Justice.
“For most teens, finding prescription drugs to abuse is as simple as opening up the medicine cabinet,” Cooper said. “When used incorrectly or mixed with alcohol or other drugs, just one pill can kill, and it’s critical that young people help us get this message out to their friends and classmates.”
Cooper visited Davis Drive Middle School in Cary to kick off the Stop Rx Abuse contest, which is open to all North Carolina students in grades 6 through 12. This is the fourth year Cooper has sponsored the contest and the first year it has been open to middle school students.