October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month

Posted on Oct 1, 2019 in All IPCS News, Poison Prevention Event, poisoning prevention

National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month is observed annually in October.  Nationally, prescription drugs are the second most abused category of drugs after marijuana, with one in five young adults reporting that they have abused a prescription drug.  The national campaign, sponsored by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), aims to educate parents and youth of the potential dangers associated with prescription and OTC medicine abuse.