Students and Young Adults
How students and young adults can get involved
If someone offers you pills that weren’t prescribed to you, say no. Encourage that person to dispose of them properly.
Never offer your own prescription opioids to someone else. Be sure to lock them up or store them safely, out of reach of others.
If you find prescription opioids at home, leave them alone. Better yet, ask the person whose name is on the label to lock them up or dispose of them if they’re no longer needed or expired.
Warn your friends about the dangers of abusing prescription and other opioids. The death rate for young men is double the rate for young women. Get the facts:
The mission of Generation Rx is to educate people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications. In doing so, we strive to enhance medication safety among our youth, college students, other adults in our communities, and older adults. Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.