This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
See Cramer's multi-million dollar portfolio for FREE and get his new book Get Rich Carefully! Learn More

Study Reveals 75% Of Teens Report Increased Knowledge From Prescription Drug Prevention Program

"The results of the study are overwhelmingly positive and clearly indicate the WAKE UP! campaign can have tremendous, beneficial outcomes," says Lora Brown, MD, a Board Certified Pain Management Physician and Medical Director for WAKE UP!. "Our team is looking forward to the future, and all that we can do in schools and communities across the country with WAKE UP! takeovers, and sustainability through our CORE Ambassador student teams that we leave behind and continue to work with after the initial campaign."

WAKE UP! has been invited to present the campaign and new research results at two upcoming national conferences.

The first is the Native American Youth Forum – Drug Abuse Education for a Community Response taking place April 5 th at Pala Resort, northeast of San Diego. Statistics show that prescription drug abuse impacts American Indian/Alaska Native communities at a higher rate than any other racial group. ii This forum is a culmination of more than six months of work by Millennium Laboratories and tribal representatives from across the U.S., including Native American youth, elders and tribal leaders, who will come together to learn about the WAKE UP! campaign, as well as outreach and best practices for educating Native American youth on illicit and prescription substance abuse.

Dr. Brown was also asked to speak at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative University event at Washington University in St. Louis. She will be among a roster of influential thought leaders that includes entertainers, reporters, and fellow non-profit agencies and social activists. On April 6 th, Brown will take part in the panel discussion, "Ensuring Medication Safety: The Overlooked Epidemic of Prescription Drug Misuse" with panelists that include, Actor Matthew Perry, Young People in Recovery Member Sarah Nerad, and Deputy Director for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli.

Dr. Brown and the WAKE UP! team will be tweeting live from both events. Follow all the action @TeenRxAbuse or join the conversation using the hashtag #RxTalk.

If you'd like to receive a copy of the full study report, send your request to info@wakeupnow.org.

To view the multimedia assets associated with the WAKE UP! launch, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58171-wake-up-now-prescription-drug-abuse-us-teenagers-the-pain-truth 

About WAKE UP!:WAKE UP! is a community educational campaign established by The Pain Truth, a Florida 501(c)(3), to combat the increase in prescription drug abuse among teenagers. It is designed to use science, not scare tactics, to educate teenagers of the effects and dangers of prescription drugs. The program uses a school "takeover" approach to reach thousands of students and their families with an extended program designed to teach not preach about the dangers of abusing and misusing prescription drugs. This program is unique in many ways. One of the most important aspects is sustainability through a school-based CORE of students and educators that remain present and active long after the original campaign is complete. www.wakeupnow.org

About Millennium LaboratoriesMillennium Laboratories is the leading research-based, clinical diagnostic company dedicated to improving the lives of people with chronic pain and/or addiction. The company provides healthcare professionals with medication monitoring, drug detection and pharmacogenetic testing services to personalize treatment plans to improve clinical outcomes and patient safety. Millennium Laboratories provided funding for WAKE UP! to help develop the program and launch the bi-coastal pilots.

i U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

ii Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

SOURCE WAKE UP!

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
DOW 16,408.54 -16.31 -0.10%
S&P 500 1,864.85 +2.54 0.14%
NASDAQ 4,095.5160 +9.2910 0.23%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto
Advertising Partners

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs