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Prescription drug misuse is a largely unaddressed and fast growing issue among college students.
Some students try to manage their lives by misusing prescription drugs, either with their own prescription or with medications they do not have prescriptions for.
Misuse/Abuse
  1. Taking prescription medications in ways other than directed
  2. Taking more than prescribed
Addiction
  1. Feeling like you need to abuse prescription medications
  2. Prescription medication use is rooted in compulsive behavior

Though a serious and growing problem, most students know that it isn’t worth the risk to misuse prescription drugs:

87% of Missouri college students do not use prescription drugs without a prescription!*
*Data from MCHBS 2014

With this RX Initiative, we hope to educate students on the dangers of prescription drug misuse as well as provide safe and healthy alternatives.

Need help now?

drug phone   National Drug Abuse Hotline: 1-800-943-0566
rx phone   Prescription Drug Abuse Hotline: 1-888-939-3612

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