According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem facing our nation today.
What can you do? Plenty. Start by attending Example's prescription drug presentation.
On Wednesday, September 23 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Lutheran North’s anti-drug/alcohol group, Example is hosting two speakers from Families Against Narcotics who will share their professional and personal insights about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and what students, athletes and parents can do to prevent it.
Willie Kalousdian has been a member of FAN since 2012, and joined as a person in recovery. He is a recent graduate of Eastern Michigan University and works as a field engineer for a local construction company. Willie has been an active speaker for FAN since joining and continues his support now as the Director of Youth in Recovery.
why you should attend
Example's Prescription Drug Presentation
· More than 12 million people reported using prescription painkillers non-medically in 2010. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services)
· According to a 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), prescription drugs are the number one choice to get high among 12-13 year- olds and one in five high school students report misusing prescription drugs. Furthermore, the study shows that over 70 percent of people who abuse prescription medications get them from friends or relatives.
· Prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem facing our Nation today (whitehouse.gov/ondcp).
· For the first time in our history, the number of overdoses has surpassed automobile fatalities (cdc.gov).