A Dose of Prevention for
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
It's time to go back to school for next week's theme as we consider the impact
medicine abuse has on our schools and students. For week three of CADCA's
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, we will explore the theme, "Our Schools."
Read a blog posted today by one of our coalition leaders about the importance
of parents in keeping our students safe from medicine abuse here.
As you know, the PreventRxAbuse.org website has techniques, tips and tools
to help community leaders address our nation's drug abuse epidemic.
We've created a resource "landing" page for you with
awareness-building outreach and social media tools.
Here is a sample of the messaging you can find on our resource page
that you might want to share with your schools and students next week:
- 1 in 25 (4%) of kids between ages of 12 & 17 has abused cough medicine to get high #RxAbuseAware PreventRxAbuse.org
- Keep an eye and ear out for these #slang terms for OTC cough medicine: http://ow.ly/SREQC #RxAbuseAware PreventRxAbuse.org
- Speak up about Rx abuse at #school meetings, sporting events, and other gatherings of #parents #RxAbuseAware PreventRxAbuse.org
Are you hosting a town hall meeting this month about the topic?
Let CADCA know by registering your event for the CADCA 50 Challenge here.
Want to be even more engaged with CADCA and other coalitions and sectors
on medicine abuse? Participate in our Twitter Chat from 1-2 p.m. EST Oct. 28th
featuring ONDCP's Mary Lou Leary. Read her bio here and send your ideas
for questions to CADCA to lead the conversation. Use #RxAbuseAware.
RICH OR POOR - RI'S DRUG OVERDOSE
EPIDEMIC IS AFFECTING EVERY COMMUNITY!
The RI Department of Health needs your help in educating
the public about drug overdose and suicide prevention.
Please click on the links below to learn more about what to do.
IMPORTANT DRUG OVERDOSE PREVENTION INFORMATION
FROM THE RI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
WHAT TO DO WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER
OR FRIEND THREATENS SUICIDE
"Suicide Emergency Checklist"
SAMARITANS OF RHODE ISLAND WILL BE
POSTING UPDATES ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE!
Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana
SYNTHETIC CANNABIS | DESIGNER DRUGS
Dr. Barry Logan (NMS Labs) and Dr. Michael Frost discuss the dangers
of synthetic marijuana (K2, Spice, etc.) and the need for testing.