Fighting the Opioid Epidemic on #TakeBackDay – Jacqueline’s Story [VIDEO]

This is the story of Jacqueline. After losing her son, Adam, to a heroin overdose, Jacqueline dedicated herself to helping other families struggling with substance use by volunteering as a Parent Coach:

Nearly half of Americans have a friend or family member who has struggled with substance use or addiction. Many of us keep all kinds of unneeded medications in our unlocked medicine cabinets. But these highly addictive medications are at high risk of being misused by friends and family members.

Safely disposing of unneeded medications is a simple, concrete step that everyone can take to keep friends and loved ones safe. Twice a year, in April and October, Google partners with the DEA to promote National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and make it easier for everyone to find a convenient drug collection site near them.

#TakeBackDay is Saturday, April 27th, from 10AM-2PM. We urge you to make a plan to take back your unused medications. You can find a nearby drop off site at

If your loved one is struggling with substances, you can connect with our Helpline to get one-on-one support and help making an action plan.

Thank you for helping protect your family and community.

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    Steve smith

    April 26, 2019 at 6:21 AM

    Hello my name is Mr Steven Smith I’m having a lot of trouble with my 11 year old daughter that is having a lot of trouble with anxiety and very very scared to go to school and even do anything all she does is fight and cry so so bad that I feel I have failed her in something I don’t know what I did she tells me Dad you didn’t do anything it’s just me I don’t know why I’m like this how can I help her I have taken her to counseling and to her REGULAR DR all they want to do is push drugs on her I will say her prime Mary Dr is great he is really working with us I have made so many try my best to do my best as a Father/ Dad I even went out and joined her in counseling with my own dr I need help any one with a helpful answer please email me

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      Josie Feliz

      April 26, 2019 at 10:40 AM

      Thanks for your message Steven. We have forwarded your message to one of our helpline specialists who can help better answer your question, and she will be reaching out to you shortly. Our Helpline is a good place to start if you’d like to talk to someone about what you’re going through. Feel free to connect with us in whichever manner you choose in the future:
      Thank you. -The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

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