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More Than Half of Massachusetts Parents Say Their Kids Have Access to Abusable Prescription Drugs in Their Homes
Date:10/12/2011

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The briefing marked the statewide rollout of The Partnership at Drugfree.org's Time To Act community education program, developed with unrestricted support from pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma. Time to Act is the centerpiece of the nonprofit's intervention resources for parents, guiding them step-by-step into action if they think or know their child is using drugs or drinking.  This and other community programs have been successfully piloted in Lynn, South Boston, Dorchester and Lowell.

"Prescription drug abuse is a problem facing not only Massachusetts, but states across the country," said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray, Chair of the Governor's Interagency Council on Substance Abuse and Prevention.  "We will continue to work with organizations to help raise awareness, and encourage initiatives that are both proactive and preventative especially within our younger populations."

For more information please visit drugfree.org or Time To Act.

About The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Ninety percent of addictions get their start in the teenage years.  The Partnership at Drugfree.org is dedicated to helping families solve the problem of teen substance abuse. Bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, this public health nonprofit translates research on teen behavior, parenting, addiction and treatment into useful and effective resources at Drugfree.org. Its You Are Not Alone campaign is dedicated to supporting families of the 11 million teens and young adults who need addiction treatment, while the organization's '/>"/>

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