Prescription drug abuse has become a national epidemic, and prescription painkillers now kill more people each year than heroin and cocaine combined. What’s behind this trend? How can we communicate the message that legal doesn’t equal safe—without hurting people who legitimately need these medications? We’ll discuss these controversial questions and more in our upcoming Twitter chat.
The chat will take place on May 14 in honor of National Prevention Week. Once again, we’re teaming up with our expert friends at The Fix and are looking forward to our best chat yet—this time, focusing on the hot topic of prescription drug use and abuse. National Prevention Week has dedicated May 14 to the Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Use, and we’re excited to raise awareness and incite debate about this widespread issue.
Whether you’re a healthcare professional, a journalist, a person in recovery, or a “regular Joe” with an opinion on prescription drugs—you’re invited! All you need to do is log on to Twitter at 3PM EST on Tuesday, May 14, search for the hashtag #rxchat to see what people are saying, and include #rxchat in your questions and responses as well. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP, and we hope to see you in the Twittersphere!Back to Index