American Medicine Chest Challenge to Help Curb Prescription Drug Abuse
Did you know that every day 2,500 teenagers use a prescription drug to get high for the first time? Whether sneaking pills from Grandma or raiding their parents’ medicine cabinet, teens are finding easy, accessible — and risky — ways to get high.
You can help stop the spread of prescription drug abuse by participating in the American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) this Saturday, November 13. A public health initiative to help raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, the challenge invites communities across the country to take their unused, unwanted and expired medicines to designated collection sites for proper disposal.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org is supporting the AMCC along with numerous organizations around the country, including PhRMA, The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.
For more information on how you can get involved, please visit AMCC.