Abuse of legal drugs in spotlight

Rise Above campaign warns of dangers prescription drugs can pose

Fruita Monument High School senior Hudson Robison, right, stencils in the “Rise Above Colorado” logo as Jonathan Judge of Denver holds the stencil during the drug prevention organization’s launch Thursday at the school. The campaign is focusing the group’s efforts on the prevention of prescription drug abuse by teens. Judge is the program director for Rise Above Colorado, and Robison is the Mesa County representative on the group’s teen advisory council.



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Fruita Monument High School senior Hudson Robison, right, stencils in the “Rise Above Colorado” logo as Jonathan Judge of Denver holds the stencil during the drug prevention organization’s launch Thursday at the school. The campaign is focusing the group’s efforts on the prevention of prescription drug abuse by teens. Judge is the program director for Rise Above Colorado, and Robison is the Mesa County representative on the group’s teen advisory council.

A recent survey of 614 Colorado teens found more than 70 percent of them have talked with their parents about the dangers of alcohol and marijuana. Just 32 percent, though, have had “the…




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