On Tuesday, April 24th, the Universities at Shady Grove will be hosting an event that gives students the opportunity to learn about the potential for the abuse of medication. The event also gives students the opportunity to turn in their prescription or over-the-counter medication for safe, convenient disposal. The three most abused forms of medication are opioids, central nervous system depressants and stimulants. It’s in the DEA’s mission statement to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.
The event will be held in coordination with the APhA-ASP, CRIMSA, and Generation R. APhA-ASP stands for the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists. The group exists to as a collective voice of student pharmacists. Their hops is to provide opportunities for professional growth, to improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy.
CRIMSA is the Criminology and Criminal Justice Student Association. The association is a student group specific to the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice program at The Universities at Shady Grove. Involvement in CRIMSA allows students to cooperatively prepare for graduation and beyond, whether immediately beginning their careers or furthering their education through graduate or law school.
Generation Rx is aware of the alarming rate in which our society’s drug use is escalating. Abusing prescription medications have become normalized in our culture. Their aim is to educate and implement a partnership between pharmacy schools. They advocate same prescription medication in an effort to prevent their abuse.
Stop by Lot 5 at the Universities at Shady Grove from 12-2pm on April 24th to learn more.