Bystander Information

What can you do as a bystander?

While not all students are abusing prescription medications, those who are report getting these drugs from someone they are close to.


75% of Missouri college students that report using prescription drugs illegally access them from people they know.
*Data from MCHBS 2014

What can you do if someone you care about is abusing prescription medications?

Have a conversation with this person and ask them why they are using these prescription medications. Ask what you can do to help, and suggest healthy alternatives. Offer to assist them in seeking help from a counselor, doctor, or support group.

If you believe someone you know is addicted to prescription medications, contact your local service provider through the information on our resource tab.

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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