Shelly Mowrey with DrugFreeAz.org explains the new campaign to stop abusing prescription drugs.
"The Medicine Abuse Project is a unifying campaign that brings together families, communities, industry, health care professionals, educators, law enforcement and government officials to curb teen medicine abuse, and ultimately save lives," she said. "By working together, The Medicine Abuse Project aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine within five years. The initial program kicks off Monday and ends with a DEA turn in event day on Saturday."
Parents can help. "We want them to do three things. First, we want them to talk with the kids and young adults in their lives about the dangers of abusing prescription medicine," she said.
"We want them to take a pledge to do their part to prevent prescription drug misuse," said Mowrey.
"We want them to dispose of their expired or unused medication at a turn in event this Saturday. You can find those locations on our website at DrugFreeAz.org ," she said.
Mall Walk 2012 is October 6th at 9am at Scottsdale Fashion Square. "This event is one of two fundraisers that we do throughout the year to help us serve families across Arizona," she said.
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