Screen Shot 2013-03-19 at 11.41.19 PMLEAD, in conjunction with Youth to Youth (Y2Y) International and the Cardinal Health Foundation, will sponsor The pHARMING Effects training on Saturday, April 13th at Gorton Community Center.  “The pHARMING Effects was created by a group of teens from central Ohio who adapted a toolkit from the Ohio State University School of Pharmacy’s Generation Rx Initiative, then transformed it into an exciting and interactive youth-led presentation.

The presentation includes:

  • A definition of prescription drug abuse and misuse
  • A discussion of the insidious nature of addiction
  • The impact of prescription drug marketing as well as tips on how to think critically about this advertising
  • Relevant statistics and strategies for teens to initiate change in their homes, schools, and communities

This is a great example of effective youth-led prevention: Teens taking relevant and accurate information, designing a presentation, then using it to educate other young people.

If you are an 8th – 12th grader, we invite you to sign up for The pHARMING Effects training on April 13th.  Please complete the online registration form below.  Space is limited, so register today!  Questions? Contact Andy Duran, Executive Director of LEAD at [email protected] or Deborahanne Reimer, Tri-District Student Assistance Program Coordinator at [email protected].