KCSN news update: abuse of prescription drugs has reached epidemic levels

Madison Ruppert

The following stories will be covered tonight on KCSN:

  • There is an education and income gap regarding which Americans have access to high speed Internet connections at home.
  • Mental health professionals in California will be prohibited from using so-called “conversion therapy” to attempt to change the sexual orientation of gay minors.
  • Prescription drug misuse has reached epidemic levels as medications such as Oxycontin and Vicodin are being used to get high or manage stress.
  • Outdoor smoking bans have nearly doubled in the last five years.
  • A study finds that homeless young women had a higher likelihood of having sex with intravenous drug users.

To listen to these stories, be sure to tune in to KCSN tonight at 6 p.m.