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Around Noon: Legally Addicted

Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 11:10 AM

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A new play - Legally Addicted - hopes to educate teenagers about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs.

According to the National Institutes of Health, prescription and over-the-counter medications account for most of the commonly abused illicit drugs by high school seniors. And according to a State of Ohio Task Force, in the year 2007, unintentional drug overdose surpassed motor vehicle crashes and suicide as the leading cause of injury death in Ohio for the first time on record.

Next week a new play premieres which hopes to educate families, and more specifically teenagers about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs. It’s called Legally Addicted and is an educational program presented by The Fairmount Center for the Arts in collaboration with Recovery Resources and The Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s Opiate Task Force.

Guests featured in this segment include:
Jeffrey Grover, Fairmount Center for Social Relevance Committee
Jacqi Loewy, Legally Addicated playwright
Vince Caraffi, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, who coordinates the Opiate Task Force

This segment originally aired on September 4, 2012 during Around Noon.

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