Prescription Drug Abuse Media Campaign Launches Saturday In Hancock County

5/9/14 – 9:57 A.M.

A proactive approach to fighting prescription drug abuse in Hancock County launches tomorrow. The ADAMHS Board says the “I Am Enough” program validates those who have chosen a drug-free lifestyle. It also aims to encourage others to join in on making positive lifestyle choices.

The launch party will be held at the DOCKS at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church starting at 2 p.m.

The program is being funded with a grant from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. ADAMHS used community surveys to figure out the biggest issues facing the area. They determined the biggest drug threat is prescription painkiller abuse by 18-25 year olds. A release from the organization says the majority of the people in the county in that demographic do not abuse prescription drugs. That’s a fact they hope to build on.

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