Thursday, February 14, 2013

NYPD Offers Prescription Drug-Abuse Presentations at Schools

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Responding to a growing epidemic of students misusing and abusing prescription drugs, the New York City Police Department is reaching out to teachers, parents and community organizations to heighten awareness of the threat posed by the drugs, particularly painkillers.

Prescription drugs are now the second most commonly used controlled substance among students in the city, after marijuana.

The NYPD is conducting presentations at secondary schools and PTA meetings as part of its campaign, Prescription Drugs and Your Teenager, which it launched in late November.

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation at your school or at your school’s PTA meeting, call 1-718-730-8550 or email

For more information about the types of drugs involved in this epidemic and the dangers they pose, go to the NYPD website.

Info. Source: United Federation of Teachers

1 comment:

  1. I guess, parents, mainly, are the ones that need to have strict observance and guidance for the children. A family intervention is important in this type of problems among teens.