BURLINGTON, Ky. - Northern Kentucky students are getting a crash course in one of the state's deadliest problems.
Attorney General Jack Conway will be speaking to Camp Ernst Middle School students Tuesday about the consequences of abusing prescription bills.
More than 1,000 people die each year from prescription drug abuse in the Commonwealth. According to Conway's website, one in five teen has admitted to using prescription pills non-medically.
As part of his Keep Kentucky Kids Safe program, teens will also hear from Van Ingram, Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, and a concerned parent.
Parents are also urged to lock-up and monitor prescription pills in your home.
Conway will speak to students at Camp Ernst Middle School, 6515 Camp Ernst Rd. on Tuesday at 1 p.m.
For more information on Keep Kentucky Kids Safe, visit http://ag.ky.gov/rxabuse/Pages/default.aspx .
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