CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Attorney General Roy Cooper will visit South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte
to kick off a statewide contest to fight prescription drug abuse on Wednesday.
Cooper is partnering with the National Association of Drug Diversion
Investigators, the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, and the
Governor's Institute on Substance Abuse to sponsor a statewide student video
competition to help educate young people about the dangers of prescription drug
abuse. Prescription drugs are the second most abused drug among young
people ages 12-17.
Cooper will talk to students about the contest and the
dangers of prescription drug abuse and misuse. Also speaking to the
students will be a former prescription drug addict, a man who lost two nephews
to prescription drug overdose, and an SBI agent who investigates prescription