MEDIA ADVISORY: Massachusetts Survey Findings Reveal Parents’ Attitudes and Actions Around Teen Abuse of Prescription Medicines
WHAT: Join Rep. Liz Malia and Sen. John Keenan for a briefing to share results of a statewide parent survey on attitudes and behaviors regarding prescription drugs, conducted by The Partnership at Drugfree.org.
Prescription drug abuse is of critical concern in the Commonwealth, devastating families and communities and killing more people than car crashes each year. The survey results call for action and solutions, and Lt. Gov. Murray, Rep. Malia and Sen. Keenan will share what is being done in Massachusetts to prevent this dangerous, and deadly, behavior.
The event also marks the statewide rollout of The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s Time To Act community education program, the centerpiece of the nonprofit’s intervention resources for parents, guiding them in step-by-step action if they think or know their child is using drugs or drinking. The program has been successfully piloted in Lynn, South Boston, Dorchester and Lowell.
*WHO: Rep. Elizabeth Malia, Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Sen. John Keenan, Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Steve Pasierb, President and CEO, The Partnership at Drugfree.org
WHEN: Wednesday, October 12
WHERE: Massachusetts Statehouse, Room A-2 (1st floor)
*All are available for interviews before or after the briefing to discuss prescription drug abuse and drug abuse prevention.
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