Prescription for Trouble
People say Ross was a “smart kid.” Based on what you know he did, do you agree or disagree with them? Why?
Describe consequences of drug abuse. Why aren’t any of these strong enough to deter abuse?
Why aren’t kids afraid of prescription drugs the way they are of illegal drugs?
Several kids on the teen council make statements to the effect, “Saying no to people who offer you drugs is so hard.” Do you agree or disagree? Why?
What is the “something more powerful” in your life that keeps you away from drugs?
How could a parent help a child understand the dangers of prescription drug abuse? What would you say about it if you were a parent?
How do you love, trust and believe in a child and still “keep your eyes wide open” at the same time? Aren’t they contradictory actions? How do you suggest parents go about doing this?
What are some of the ways kids fool their parents into thinking “not my kid,” and that everything is OK?
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