The UIC College of Pharmacy would like to invite you to the Prescription Drug Abuse Vigil. Drug abuse is a growing problem and the facts show it:
In 2014, 15.3 million people aged 12 and older used prescription drugs non-medically.
16,000 people die from opioid related overdoses every year.
More than 50% of people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends or family for free.
Please join us as Dr. Eileen Lewalski and Dr. Kyle Gordon discuss crucial topics including drug abuse and misuse, the AWARxE Program, how to handle cases of overdose, and the new over the counter naloxone. This session will provide us with invaluable information which you may use to prevent or help someone with drug abuse or misuse in the future. Take the pledge to help fight prescription drug abuse!
When: Thursday, April 7th from 12:30-1:20pm
Where: UIC College of Pharmacy
Room 134-1 (Chicago) and Room E218 (Rockford)
Who: Everyone is welcome!