Prescription drug abuse poses new challenge for grandparents

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | 11:18 a.m. CDT; updated 11:45 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Some grandparents have become aware of the fact that they are facing a new challenge. Whether they have grandkids living in their homes or just stopping by to visit, they have learned that their medicine cabinets, or wherever their medications are located, may represent a dangerous temptation to the youngsters. Prescription medicines have become the new drugs of choice for many teenage users and sellers of controlled substances.