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Posts By: Amy Goldstein
The Oregon Partnership has been hard at work promoting the Lock Your Meds® campaign throughout Oregon, co-sponsoring a statewide Prescription Drug Turn-In Day along with the Oregon Medical Association Alliance, and Community Action to Reduce Substance Abuse (CARSA). To the right, find a photo from the event, which collected an estimated 2 tons of prescription… Read more »
Miami Family, a leading parenting publication of South Florida, featured the Lock Your Meds® campaign in their January issue. Highlighting the importance of taking inventory of your medicine cabinet, locking up medications, and regularly talking to your children about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs, the article includes shocking statistics about the abuse of prescription… Read more »
Manhasset CASA Works with Lock Your Meds® to fight prescription drug misuse, sponsoring a Drug Take-Back Day.
Hillary Clinton Tweets about Lock Your Meds® in response to a blog article featuring the Lock Your Meds® campaign. Her January 5th tweet links to a post on Gov Gab, a popular U.S. government blogging site.
Miami, Florida – National Family Partnership® (NFP) and its affiliate Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership joined together Monday, September 27, at the Victor E. Clarke Education Center to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Red Ribbon Week®, to premier the launch of the new Lock Your Meds® campaign and to kick off this year’s Red Ribbon Week® activities.
Palm Springs, California – Local senior adults joined members of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), National Association of Triads (NATI) and National Family Partnership (NFP) at the Mizell Senior Center on Friday, September 10, for training on how to gain personal control of medications and the proper disposal of those medications.
The dozen students at Hialeah Middle School who were hospitalized after taking over-the-counter (OTC) decongestants at school this week are part of an alarming and growing trend with our nation’s youth. Every day, more than 4,000 children and young adults begin experimenting with prescription and OTC drugs as a way to get high. In fact, these are the drugs of choice among children as young as 12. And, the sad news is, the age of such experimentation is beginning to drop.
It’s no surprise that America has a problem with drug abuse, particularly prescription drug abuse. But an alarming trend is emerging with drug abuse among our young people. The abuse isn’t occurring with the typical illicit drugs found on the street. Our youth are abusing the typical prescription and over-the-counter drugs found in average household medicine cabinets across the United States.