National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month Wraps Up

CADCA hopes we had just what the doctor ordered for resources to help your coalition raise awareness and reduce medicine abuse during National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month. The annual October observance ends Saturday.

Did you know that one in 25 youth ages 12 through 17 has abused cough medicine to get high from its dextromethorphan ingredient, and one in 5 young adults has abused a prescription drug? CADCA hoped you raised awareness of the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter medicine abuse during National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month and participated in the CADCA 50 Challenge.

If your coalition held a town hall meeting or another type of educational event about both prescription drug abuse and OTC cough medicine abuse in your community during National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, you are eligible to register for the CADCA 50 Challenge. One coalition will be named CADCA’s Dose of Prevention Award winner and receive this honor at the National Leadership Forum Feb. 1-4 in Washington, D.C.

So, are you up for the challenge? If so, please complete the form here.

Did you miss our Twitter Chat that was held this week? Don’t fret. You can read the transcript here.