Prevention CampaignsFamily Day
The Lock Your Meds® campaign, created by the National Family Partnership, is a universal prevention campaign intended to save lives from prescription drug abuse. According to SAMHSA, every day, over 2,500 young adults begin experimenting with prescription drugs. In fact, prescription drug abuse is now the fastest growing substance abuse problem in America. Lock Your Meds® encourages people to secure and take regular inventory of their medication so it doesn't fall into the wrong hands. Many adults may be unintentional suppliers and awareness is the key to ending this preventable epidemic.
The median age at which children begin drinking is 12 (NIDA, 2002). Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. Safe Homes, Smart Parties is a statewide initiative developed by Informed Families and implemented by parents of teens and preteens to ensure that drugs, alcohol and cigarettes will not be permitted at parties held in their homes and discouraged at parties in the community.