A clip from Breaking Points, 30-minute documentary intended for adults that explores the stress and pressures our teens face every day, as well as the unhealthy ways that many of them cope, including misusing prescription drugs.
Tip: Misusing prescription drugs can be harmful to your health and impact your participation in sports.
Only take medications that are prescribed to you and follow instructions from the doctor carefully. Prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs including sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs and cough and cold remedies can be harmful to your health if you don’t take the medication as directed. Do not take any medications that are prescribed to someone else, side effects can include nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite or even vision loss.
We are so proud of Andrew and all of his work with Young People in Recovery, across the state of Maine and beyond!
Participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28 from 10a-2p and here’s why! Do this twice a year to help your kids avoid opioid addiction: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-rr-addiction-20180306-story.html
Maine collected a total of 27,140 lbs of unused and expired medications during Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Below is a photo of Lieutenant Dean Perry of the Yarmouth Police Department collecting prescription medications.Thank you to all of our local law enforcement for participating in this important event!