Kids, teenagers and young adults continue to find different ways to get 'high'.
More and more parents and adults are not taking the proper precautions to prevent kids, teens, young adults in accessing narcotic pills / substances and monitoring where their children are going.
Being addicted to pills is just as destructive as being addicted to heroine, cocaine, meth, etc. This addiction is a SILENT KILLER, as people that are under-the-influence of pills may not be falling out of their chair or slurring their speech.
Illegal Distribution of Narcotic Medications is a EXTREMELY LUCRATIVE BUSINESS:
Teen's and young adults are making tremendous amounts of money selling these pills.
There are teens and adults that prey on elderly people going to 'pain management' centers and people with disabilities. In my past, I met a person that had 'clients' he would either take or meet at the clinics and buy narcotic medications from them.
He proudly told me the elderly people could not afford to live on SSI and would be very attracted to this 'drug deal' as a means to pay their bills and get transportation / from the medical centers. It also gave the elderly person a sense of a relationship with a youthful person that 'cared' in their perspective.
That is one example... Another is the 8th or 10th grader that goes into their mom's medicine cabinet, and takes pills to sell them to their friends, people they know or even strangers.
Children, Teenagers and Adults are making anywhere from $5 to $30 a pill. Yes, that's correct, for one pill. Let's say a person has 20 OxyContin, and they sell them for $20 a pill, they just made $400 in a day, hour, etc.
This is an epidemic that is destroying the youth of America and other Countries in the world.