Prescription Medication Abuse in Our Communities | Northcentral Technical College

Prescription Medication Abuse in Our Communities

Thursday, February 25, 2016 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. NTC Wausau Campus - Center for Health Sciences

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified prescription drug abuse as an epidemic. While there has been a marked decrease in the use of some illegal drugs like cocaine, data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) show that nearly one-third of people aged 12 and over who used drugs for the first time began by using a prescription drug non-medically.

Some individuals who misuse prescription drugs, particularly teens, believe these substances are safer than illicit drugs because they are prescribed by a healthcare professional and dispensed by a pharmacist. Addressing the prescription drug abuse epidemic is not only a top priority for public health, it will also help build stronger communities and allow those with substance abuse disorders to lead healthier, more productive lives. 
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CEU Information

Up to 5 CEUs can be earned at this event. Certificates will be given to all participants.

Location Information

NTC Wausau Campus - Center for Health Sciences 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401