Friday, November 12, 2010

Pain Truth about prescription drug abuse

The Pain Truth.

Would people rather hear it from Dr. Lora Brown?

Or from Dr. Russell Vega?

When the topic is prescription drug abuse, it’s something for Lakewood Ranch High School students to consider seriously.

Other county high school and middle school students, too.

All of us, actually.

Brown is an intervention pain management specialist locally and on the governor’s task force on prescription drug abuse. She addressed LRHS students last Tuesday about the dilemma as part of a state and national education campaign.

It is a huge problem, she told them.

A huge problem in Bradenton.

A huge problem in Manatee County.

A huge problem in their school — and other schools.

It is an epidemic, Brown said.

Read more in Sunday's Mannix About Manatee.

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