OCTOBER IS NATIONAL MEDICINE ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH
Did you know that one in 5 young adults has abused a prescription drug and that one in 25 youth, ages 12 through 17, has abused cough medicine to get high from its dextromethorphan ingredient?
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month (NMAAM) is an annual campaign, observed throughout the month of October, to raise the public’s awareness of the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter medicine abuse.
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.
- 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!
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Presented to C.A.S.T.
DANGERS OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA
Dr. Barry Logan (NMS Labs) and Dr. Michael Frost discuss the dangers of synthetic marijuana (K2, Spice, etc.) and the need for testing.