Attending the townhall in Bullhead City on prescription drug abuse in our communities.

The misuse and abuse of prescription drugs has become a national epidemic that is creating considerable health costs, devastating families, taxing the criminal justice system and costing lives. Arizona is no exception to this trend, and here in Mohave County, the statistics are very telling: · There were enough prescription pain relievers prescribed in 2012 to medicate every Mohave adult around-the-clock for 4 weeks straight – our County has the highest rate of pills per person in Arizona.
· Arizona remains the 6th highest state in the country for prescription drug misuse and abuse among individuals 12+ years – our County has the highest rate in the state for youth misuse.
· Mohave County also has the second highest rate in the state for deaths involving prescription pain relievers.
This meeting will be also offered in Kingman at Kingman Regional Medical Center in the Hualapai Room on September 25th at 10:00 am. The Lake Havasu City Town Hall is September 4, 2013 at 10:00am. Mohave Community College,1977 N. Acoma Av. 600 building. LHC.

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By kelliwardarizona

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