Bill Would Require MI Students To Be Educated About Opioid Abuse

State Representative Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, is introducing legislation that directs Michigan’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission to develop a new curriculum for high school students about the dangers of opioids. Griffin says young people should know not to overuse prescribed medications.

“As a mom with kids in sports, it’s good to know that this legislation will help educate my kids on the dangers of taking a drug, even if a doctor prescribed it,” Griffin said.

Griffin says everyone should know that even if a doctor prescribed something, it can still be dangerous. She says kids also need to know opioid abuse can lead to the abuse of other drugs.