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.
- Taking prescription medications in ways other than directed
- Taking more than prescribed
- Feeling like you need to abuse prescription medications
- 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:
*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.