In order to make true long-term progress on the opioid crisis, we must start with evidence-based prevention programming in schools, as recommended by the White House Opioid Commission.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
Our Partners’ Commitment
Much of our nation’s efforts to address the opioid crisis have been focused on expanding access to response and treatment. While these efforts are important and needed, they can be costly and in some cases too late. Prescription Drug Safety Network partners are committed to getting out in front of the problem through population-level prevention.
National High School Prevention Initiative
Founding partners of the Prescription Drug Safety Network have committed thought leadership and resources to provide EVERFI’s digital prevention course to high schools across 16 states. We are seeking additional partners to help us make this impact nationwide.
• States with partial or full activation of EVERFI’s Prescription Drug Safety digital course in local high schools
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From Our Blog
EVERFI’s Prevention Education team brings decades of experience to the Prescription Drug Safety Network. With deep expertise in public health, substance abuse prevention, wellness and mental health, research and data analytics, and curriculum design, we are committed to helping high schools and campuses make breakthrough progress in their efforts to promote healthy drug-free communities.
In the News
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