Navigation Links
Narconon Launches 'Operation Medicine Cabinet' in Georgia - Prescription Drugs Commonly Abused Targeted
Date:9/1/2009

ATLANTA, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Medicine Cabinet, a campaign sponsored by Narconon Drug Rehab of Georgia and a local Sheriff's department, provides individuals with a safe way to properly dispose of unused and potentially dangerous medication. Proper control and disposal of potentially dangerous medication is vital, due to the trend of prescription drug abuse with youth.

Every day 2,500 youngsters age 12 to 17 try a painkiller for the first time and prescription drugs are more abused by teens than any illicit street drug, except for marijuana. This is according to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Kids think that taking prescription drugs and over the counter medication for their next high is safer than street drugs and they are easy to get according to a survey done by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA). This recent survey found that one in five teens can get prescription drugs within an hour and the most common source is their own home or friends.

This same survey found that two thirds of kids report that drugs are used, kept or sold at their school.

These "friends" or classmates providing the drugs are not likely to report the truth about abusing prescription drugs. That truth is that abuse can lead to paranoia, drug addiction, seizures or even death.

The goal of "Operation Medicine Cabinet" is to enlighten the community on the dangers of prescription drug abuse and to provide a safe means to curtail it. Some kids will already need treatment and their families will be provided with information as to how to get it.

Mary Rieser, the Director of Narconon of Georgia stated, "We used to look to the schools to provide drug education. Now, statistics show that the schools actually need our help. Obviously, with so many drugs passing hands at school, the kids are not learning the truth about prescription drug abuse and many of their parents are unwittingly contributing to it. 'Operation Medicine Cabinet' provides an outside source of help to schools, kids and parents. If this campaign is aggressively run in every major city we can make a huge dent on the prescription drug abuse problem. Too many kids are getting addicted and too many have died. It is time to do something about it."

For more information on "Operation Medicine Cabinet" and how you can have this campaign in your community, contact Narconon of Georgia at 770-379-0208.

*(PHOTO: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/09-0901-OpMedCab_72dpi.jpg)

*(Photo Caption: What's in it? Operation Medicine Cabinet to enlighten the community on the dangers of prescription drug abuse.)

This release was issued on behalf of the above organization by Send2Press(R), a unit of Neotrope(R).http://www.Send2Press.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Narconon of Georgia
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. In Both the U.S. and Mexico, we Must Advance not Retreat From Strategic Government Goals Regarding Drug Addiction and Drug-Related Crime, Says Narconon International
2. Reduce Relapse Thru Effective Drug Rehabilitation and Save Society Tens of Thousands of Dollars per Addict, Says Narconon
3. Narconon Gulf Coast Announces 300th Graduate From Drug Rehabilitation Program
4. Live Broadcast of Drug Rehab Graduation at Canadian Narconon
5. Narconon Graduate Successfully Recovers From Prescription Drug Abuse
6. Narconon of Georgia Saves Lives of Orphaned Children in Honduras
7. Narconon Trois-Rivieres Cites Hillbilly Heroin as Canadian Drug Addiction Crisis
8. Narconon Graduate Delivers Drug Education in Florida
9. Narconon Graduate Lives to Tell Story of Addiction
10. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
11. UPMC Health Plan Launches New Personal Health Record
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Dr. Sadati’s recent ... cosmetic procedures. Along with performing procedures, the magazine also highlights that Dr. Sadati ... procedures. One of the most common procedures he performs is his natural facelift. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... The president released a FY 2017 ... but would shift more of the cost burden to military beneficiaries. , MOAA’s ... in the defense budget as including limited quantifiable benefit fixes mixed with numerous beneficiary ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... women’s health, is pleased to announce the promotions of Allison Kelly to executive ... Steve Catone to executive vice president of North American capital sales, and Wendy ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... The Commission ... for the Board of Commissioners. Individuals interested in volunteer board service are encouraged ... of clinical practice settings and across allied health to contribute to its mission ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... FL (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... the commencement of a master charity program created to assist the people of ... days, working closely with nonprofit organizations and community leaders. Their hope is to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... and PORTLAND, Ore. , Feb. 11, ... company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of SolutionsRx, ... and rural access hospitals. Along with providing traditional contract ... consulting services to assist clients in navigating the complex ... , CEO of Wellpartner. --> James R. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016  Attending college is ... those with type 1 diabetes, the journey can be ... schedules, assignments and campus activities, they also manage the ... top of that, many are living away from home ... (Foundation) Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship with $100,000 ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Jeffrey Zucker , vice president ... present at this year,s Summit for Clinical Operations Executives (SCOPE), ... Miami, FL. Zucker will discuss how sponsors ... supporting SCOPE,s "Improving Site Study Activation and Performance" portion of ... 25 at 11:05 a.m. --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: