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Free resources to educate youth about substance abuse available from NEA HIN
Thursday March 13, 2014
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Alarming trends in youth substance abuse, specifically an increase in prescription drug misuse, point to a need for education and prevention materials. Drug overdose mortality rates for Kentucky quadrupled from 1999 to 2010, ranking third highest in the nation.

The NEA Health Information Network offers free resources to help educate young people about the abuse and proper use of prescription drugs: 
•    Rx for Understanding: Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse for grades 9-12. (The link is http://bit.ly/LUcYMX)
•    Rx for Understanding: Be Smart about Prescription Drug Abuse for grades 5-8 (The link is http://bit.ly/1fzdXuJ)
•    Rx for Understanding webinar Series (The link is http://bit.ly/N9EAid)

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