Drug counselors warn parents of the dangers of "skittling," which is a drug trend in which teens and preteens gather various prescription drugs, put them all in a bowl together, and randomly take the pills.
Although this story is not about addiction, it does represent a gross ignorance on the part of doctors. It is mistakes like this, as well as over-prescribing painkillers that have led to this deadly epidemic, and unfortunately the elderly often suffer the consequences.
C.J. Coomer got good grades and played football when he was in high school in Houston, but when his mother moved to be near family in a rural area of Indiana, C.J. began hanging with a crowd that abused prescription drugs.