Teenage Filmmaker Focuses Lens on Classmates’ Rx Drug Abuse

Megan Lynch @MLynchOnAir

St. Louis, Mo (KMOX) – Experts will tell you that your kids are at risk of abusing prescription medicines.

Would you believe it more if that message came from a teenager?

A Texas high school student turned documentary filmmaker is trying to show families that prescription meds kept in drug cabinets aren’t “Out of Reach”.   That film — “Out of Reach” — will be screened in the St. Louis area Wednesday night.

Parent and Chair of the Step Up Coalition in the Lindbergh community , Lori Krueger, says the problem impacts kids in the entire region.

“They perceive the prescription drugs to be safe and therefore they don’t see the harm in taking or sharing.”

Krueger says any family can be at risk.  “A couple of youth come to mind and it’s definitely changed their life course.  Thankfully they still have their lives.”

The screening is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Lindbergh High School Auditorium.  It’s sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse – St. Louis Chapter.

Out of Reach Trailer

 

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