Prescription & cough medicine abuse alarms Nebraska experts

July 5, 2010, 7 a.m. ·

Substance abuse counselors say they are seeing an increase in teenagers abusing nearly every type of pill and prescription found in the household medicine cabinet. National survey numbers back that up. When Jessica Reid, at age 17, joined in a double homocide in Murdock, Nebraska in 2006 she says she and the boy she was with had both been high on cough syrup for days. Bill Kelly of NET News spoke with Jessica Reid the use of "dex" as well as another woman who fought a two year addiction with the commonly sold, over the counter cold treatment.