This evening, Dr. Joe Galati will be joined by Tom Hedrick, Founding Member, and Senior Communications Officer at The Partnership at DRUGFREE.ORG.
This week kicks off a nationwide effert to raise awareness to the massive public health problem of prescription pain medicine abuse. The statistics are staggering. Ninety percent of addiction starts in teenage years; 1 in 6 teens use prescription drugs to cope with the stress of school; 65% of teens get their prescription medicines from their home or friends; more Americans die from drug overdose that car accidents. One person dies every 19 minutes from a drug overdose in America.
Details on the Medicine Abuse Project are listed below. Take the pledge and share this information with all you know.
The Partnership Homepage: Your One Stop for Drug Abuse Information