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95% of Chelsea Students Don’t Abuse Prescription Drugs

Each month, SRSLY is sharing a statistic with youth and the community from the Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY) survey. SRSLY also visits lunches at Beach Middle School and Chelsea High School at the beginning of each month to pass out treats and share this data on youth substance use

SRSLY Check Your Stats: Prescription Drugs

95% of Chelsea students have not abused prescription medication during the past 30 days (Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth – MiPHY 2018).

One in nine youth, or 11.4% of young adults ages 12-25, abused prescription drugs within the past year. (National Survey on Drug Use and Health – NSDUH 2010)

Did You Know?

Every day, approximately 2,500 youth age 12-17 years old abuse a prescription painkiller for the first time (Office of National Drug Control Policy). Approximately 6 out of 10 teens agree that prescription drugs are easy to get from parents’ medicine cabinets (The Partnership for a Drug Free America).

Ask Your Family

Do you have prescription drugs in your home that are no longer being used? Wondering what you can do to reduce access to prescription drug misuse?

The Big Red Barrel is available in the Chelsea Police Department for people to drop off prescription drugs as a way to reduce access to drugs in one’s home. There is also a new drop-off box for medicine disposal in the front lobby of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea hospital.

Concerned About a Student?

A Project Success counselor can meet with students at school for a substance use screening, brief intervention and referral for services. Check us out at www.stjoeschelsea.org/projectsuccess or
contact 734-548-5077.