Senator Rockefeller made a stop at Wheeling Park High School Saturday afternoon to have a round table discussion with experts on drug prevention from around the Ohio Valley.
The panel included law enforcement, educators, health professionals, students, as well as many others. Senator Rockefeller says he has questions he needs answers to in order to ensure legislation for the state of West Virginia is adequate enough to curb drug abuse.
"Since we're talking teenagers 12-17 years old, how do they get started?" he asked. "Was it in their parent's medical cabinet; was there peer pressure involved? Is there enough resources to help all of this?"
Seargant Don Miller teaches drug prevention to middle schoolers. He says its never to early to start learning about the dangers of addiction.
"The kids respond in a positive way," he says. "We have a great time learning the curriculum. We basically try to teach the kids about good decision making skills. In the process of that, we actually role play refusal skills. It's a student to student type learning."
Rockefeller's meeting Saturday at Wheeling Park is a part of a series of events this month aimed at fighting prescription drug abuse.