The Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy has created an outreach program to increase the public's awareness of prescription drug abuse. Self-named 'Generation Rx' program is make up of Pharmacy students who go out into the community and share their knowledge with a clear message - you can be a part of the solution and learn healthy ways to cope with stress.
Generation Rx recently presented to the Human Body System class at Chino Hills HS. It was very informative. Some of the topics covered included commonly abused prescription drugs, celebrities who suffer from Rx abuse, how to cope with peer pressure and stress through natural highs like hobbies and sports, and proper Rx disposal.
Linette Choi, who previously job shadowed with a Pharmacist, made this comment after the presentation: "Ultimately...the abuse of prescription drugs is not worth the negative side effects and how it can impact your life and even the lives of others. Though the temptations and the glorification of drugs in the media make it seem safe or okay, the truth is that drugs are not worth it and you should try to be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else.”
Thank you Generation Rx for taking the time to speak to our students about this important health topic.