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Prescription drug abuse in young adults topic of film

One in five high school students said they've abused a prescription drug

9:26 AM, Mar. 29, 2013
Film tackles prescription drug problem in young ad...
Film tackles prescription drug problem in young ad...: March 28, 2013: Actors and community members talk about a new film featuring local students, Ten Forty Eight. The film centers around a group of high schoolers who get prescription drugs through a variety of means and the aftermath of abusing them.
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A police officer discovered a seemingly unconscious Derek Endries, a Kiel High School senior portraying a prescription drug abuse victim, slumped in a snowbank after leaving a party earlier this month.

In the scenario, Endries was rushed to the emergency room for an overdose, where the hospital's medical staff used activated charcoal to absorb the poison in his system.

Although Endries was never in any real danger, the scene from the movie "Ten Forty Eight" - a reference to the emergency radio code for an overdose - underscores the serious consequences of prescription drug abuse among ...

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