Medicine Abuse Project Webinar Features Phoenix House Teen

Monday, September 24th, 2012

sofia capriaEvery day, more than 2,000 youth use a prescription medicine to get high for the first time. As part of a national campaign to address medicine abuse, Phoenix House alumna Sofia Capria will join an expert panel to share her own story of drug and alcohol abuse.

Sofia, whose recovery story was recently featured on NPR’s Participation Nation blog, will share her personal story of battling drug addiction from the age of 11 until she found the help she needed at the Phoenix House Academy at Dublin in New Hampshire.

The September 27 webinar, “Hope for Recovery,” is hosted by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and A&E Networks as part of the Medicine Abuse Project, a national action campaign with the goal of preventing half a million teens from abusing medicine in five years. Phoenix House is a national partner with the Medicine Abuse Project.

The webinar discussion will focus on the problem of medicine abuse, the importance of intervention and the hope for recovery. Panelists include Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; Jeff VanVonderen, interventionist from the A&E series Intervention; and Bertha K. Madras, Associate Director for Public Education in the Division of Addictions at Harvard Medical School.

The webinar will take place on September 27 from 12:00PM- 12:45PM (EST). You can join and get more information at A&E Intervention.

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