‘My Smart Dose’ campaign fighting drug addiction epidemic

Drug addiction has affected so many lives already, for a very long time now. It has killed so many people and destroyed so many futures, and it has even broken so many relationships. The sad thing is the fact that the problem with drugs is only getting worse each day. It is not only happening in one country but in so many countries. Each government is trying their best to solve the problem and save the lives of the people.

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In Alabama, in order to make a difference in the prescription drug addiction epidemic, they have unveiled a new program. It is called a My Smart Dose campaign. It is a cooperative effort of the Alabama Department of Mental Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Along with rehab services, this new program will definitely be a big help to those who are using drugs.

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – To make a difference in the prescription drug addiction epidemic, the Alabama Department of Mental Health has unveiled a new program.

The ‘My Smart Dose’ campaign is a cooperative effort of the Alabama Department of Mental Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The campaign simply asks patients to follow the instructions on the medicine bottle label. It all sounds so simple yet there seems to be a serious problem with abuse.

One of the promos for My Smart Dose includes a young girl making an enticing offer; two pills to help another student burn the midnight oil for an exam the next day. Video clips such as this one, ADMH says, are made for one overriding goal; only take the medicines you’re prescribed, don’t share it and follow the instructions on the label.

The targeted age group is 18 to 25-year-olds because many of them are leaving home for the first time and in a different environment, such as college…

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