Wisconsin teen dies of OxyContin over...

Wisconsin teen dies of OxyContin overdose

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 12, 2010, titled Wisconsin teen dies of OxyContin overdose. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A funeral will be held Monday for a 13-year-old boy who died of an OxyContin overdose in Rock County.

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AAG

Maple Grove, MN

#1 Feb 12, 2010
This is so sad scary and scary. I was just given a presciption of this drug after surgery. I adamit that I leave my pills in our medicine cabinet. I will now put them in a safe, I have a 12 and 15 year old and you just never know!
ehannadyb

Chaska, MN

#2 Feb 12, 2010
Jennifer,

My heart goes out to you as a fellow mother of a teenage boy. You are in my prayers and I pray God bless you and lead you through this terrible tragedy!
AnokaMN00453

Andover, MN

#3 Feb 12, 2010
This is a tragedy for all! Those who furnished prescription drugs must be caught and prosecuted. One Mom's son is dead and another boy is in the hospital.

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#4 Feb 12, 2010
Ms. Bethel, my heart goes out to you in the wake of your devastating loss. I'll pray for your voice and spirit to stay strong so that you can continue telling Alexander's story. Kids don't believe the risks are real when they take drugs prescribed for other people. It's such a sad, difficult lesson for your son's classmates to learn but hopefully they did learn it. In God's love, Zen
p borg

Covington, GA

#5 Feb 12, 2010
how many times do parents have to be warned to lock up their meds, even though they think their children would never do drugs
p borg

Covington, GA

#6 Feb 12, 2010
how many times do parents have to be advised to lock up their meds???? Even their angels are subject to trying drugs.
tbenj

Sebeka, MN

#7 Feb 12, 2010
This breaks my heart. So young. That drug is so dangerous adults should keep it well hidden or under lock & key. A child has no way of knowing the risk he/she is taking with these benign looking pills. MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY.
painterman

Baldwin, WI

#8 Feb 12, 2010
What is going on with kids today ???? I am fifty something and have NEVER had the desire to try drugs. I was told back in grade school of the dangers and it scared me enough so I never messed with drugs. YES, the world SUCKS, but drugs sure isn't going to make it suck any less. MOST people graduate to bigger and better drugs after "experimenting". Why put yourself in jeopardy by even TRYING this?? Life is difficult enough without bringing "self created" problems into the picture.
Oxycontin head

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Feb 12, 2010
I must say that was a good way to go. Oxycontin is a very enjoyable prescription, especially with a few drinks.

I'm waiting for the posts about criminal charges and lawsuits. Come on people, get mad! Someone must pay! Someone must be locked up for life....
WWM

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Feb 12, 2010
AAG wrote:
This is so sad scary and scary. I was just given a presciption of this drug after surgery. I adamit that I leave my pills in our medicine cabinet. I will now put them in a safe, I have a 12 and 15 year old and you just never know!
You are correct. My kid told me those go for as much as $20 each on the "street". Lock 'em up!
Marima

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Feb 12, 2010
This is a tragedy, but again this is so common now. And not in just children, many adults as well! I don't think it fair to judge the parents when we know nothing about the circumstances. Kids today don't need to go to their parents drug cabinet, they only have to ask the right kids at school. Access is so easy any young person could have an overdose. I really believe that scaring kids with DARE programs isn't enough! Most teens cannot see future consequences of present decisions. Do they have outlets after school? Do they have goals and a support system? What kind of entertainment is available to teens in the bitter weather of the midwest? I think getting kids interested in life- games, sports, art, etc., could help curb boredom and hopefully prevent drug experimentation.
Maplewood

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Feb 12, 2010
The best thing to do is talk to your kids everyday

Sometimes if you are just wondering
Take the day off from work and don't tell your kids until the last minutes and see what they do.
Put their Laundry put away or clean their room and while your at it snoop if you think your kids are hiding something or wouldn't talk to you - yes I know what you are thinking I can't do that to them - Ooo'Hell yes you can if you want to know for certain what it is up
1) they just might not be up to anything which is good and bad because if they aren't talking to you , you better find out why and get it fix with them
2) you might be sble to put a stop to whatever it is that they are up to before it is to late.
True Friend

Gold Beach, OR

#14 Feb 23, 2010
www.friendsdontletfriendsdie.com is a website that is helping people understand the dangers of drugs and about taking care of each other
Baxter

Madison, WI

#15 Feb 25, 2010
So, who says "drugs" are a victimless crime?
swEEt

AOL

#16 Apr 14, 2010
Oxycontin head wrote:
I must say that was a good way to go. Oxycontin is a very enjoyable prescription, especially with a few drinks.
I'm waiting for the posts about criminal charges and lawsuits. Come on people, get mad! Someone must pay! Someone must be locked up for life....
^^ cool! i nominate YOU to be locked up for being a jerk.
Mary

Tucson, AZ

#17 Aug 7, 2010
swEEt wrote:
<quoted text>
^^ cool! i nominate YOU to be locked up for being a jerk.
You wouldnt even know so stop callin people out.
Dontworryaboutit

Granger, IN

#18 Feb 24, 2011
Marijuana is the way to go. Never killed anyone

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