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Inspired Journeys: Overcoming Adversity and Thriving

Inspired Journeys: Overcoming Adversity and Thriving

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April 23rd 2013:Prescription Drug Abuse

With prescription drug abuse reaching epidemic rates, we will look at the most commonly abused medications and learn about the stressors and influences that seem to drive so many kids to the behavior. We will identify the red flags that are indicative of possible misuse and abuse. We will discuss whether or not parents are unwittingly enabling the problem, and dispel some of the myths associated with prescription drug use and abuse. Our guest will discuss a specific initiative called The Medicine Abuse Project that is designed to empower educators, mental health professionals, parents, and l

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Marcia Lee Taylor

Marcia is the Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at the Partnership at Drugfree.org. She has served as the Senior Advisor for Drug Policy and Research for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs and the Democratic Staff Director of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, working on a wide variety of drug policy bills aimed at curbing the proliferation of illicit drugs as well as drug treatment, prevention and enforcement initiatives. She has also previously worked for former Secretary of Health Education and Welfare Joseph Califano at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of Ne
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