Teen Connection: Teens and Prescription Drug Abuse at 7pm TONIGHT

The Teen Connection "Teens and Prescription Drugs" live television event airs statewide TONIGHT (Tuesday, March 17) at 7 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and on MPTV Channel 10 in Milwaukee.  This Teen Connection will "shed light on the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among teens in Wisconsin and will examine statewide efforts to educate teens and their families about the risks of prescription drug abuse."  Teen Connection is a live television series that allows teens to connect with each other around the state and share their experiences.  Teens are invited to call or text to add a question, comment during the live broadcast or to speak confidentially with one of the counselors.

Tonight's program is featuring the story of Lauri McHugh-Badura, whose son Archie died from a drug overdose in 2014.  Laura has been educating others about drug abuse by sharing her son's story with other families who are going through similar situations.  This Teen Connection will also feature information about prescription drug abuse and will provide a support network for teens and their families to cope with addiction.  This will be a live program featuring a call-in option at 877-988-2888.  

For resources and access to a streaming video of this and previous broadcasts, please visit wpt.org/TeenConnection.  To view an official press release with more information about tonight's broadcast, click here.