There Are “All You Need to Know” Books About Puberty. Why Not About Drugs & Addiction?
It can be tough for parents to have conversations about drugs. But it’s important to provide the facts and have a conversation.
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 g.co/rxtakeback.
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.