America’s biggest drug problem isn’t on the streets - it’s in our medicine cabinets. In fact, the CDC has declared prescription drug abuse as a national epidemic. It reports that prescription drugs are the cause of more deaths by overdose than street drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, and meth.
In response to this epidemic, the Georgia Prevention Project launches the Georgia Rx Abuse Project campaign.
"Out of Reach" - Medicine Abuse, Through the Eyes of a Teen
"Out of Reach" is a special documentary created by a teen filmmaker who captures the issue of teen prescription drug abuse as it exists in his world. The issues contained in the film are a reflection of this issue across the country. It was created in collaboration with director Tucker Capps (of A&E’s “Intervention”) and The Partnership for Drug-Free Kid's Medicine Abuse Project. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how you can help #EndMedicineAbuse by sharing the full film and an accompanying "Out of Reach" toolkit with your friends, schools, communities, families and more.