Raising awareness about the risks of misusing or abusing prescription drug misuse isn’t easy, but it’s necessary work. With more than 18 million people misusing prescription drugs, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it’s an issue that impacts every community, every family, and every person. Every one of us has a role to play in preventing prescription drug misuse, but many don’t know where to begin.
To help prevention advocates like you to educate your community on the importance of prescription drug misuse, we created Prescription Drugs and You. Prescription Drugs and You is a public health awareness campaign by Prevention Action Alliance. The tagline, “Everyone has a role in prevention,” emphasizes our collective responsibility to safely use, secure, and dispose of prescription drugs. This campaign gives you the resources you need to raise awareness about the risks of prescription drug misuse as well as the behaviors needed to reduce those risks. It supports the protective factors in your community and provides opportunities to build awareness of your organization.
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