Children are our future generation. It is KEY that we reform the current drug curriculum in middle and high school in South Carolina to prevent prescription drug abuse. It is proven over and over again that the more educated people are about prescription drug addiction and the consequences of it, the less likely they will abuse it. This petition is asking our lawmakers to update the current "Just Say No" program. Add speakers from the medical field, as well as former addicts in assemblies. Provide parents with pamphlets on the importance of locking up their prescription drugs, talking with their teens about addiction, and what signs to look for in their child if drug use is suspected. We need awareness with not just the students, but the parents of the students as well. It is through education that we can empower people to make informed decisions.
I am not just collecting this for South Carolina schools, but for all schools in the US. Start small and grow big is my strategy!@!
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