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Prescription drugs harm more than help

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Sean Daly

May 3, 2016

"In 2014, more than 14,000 died from overdoses involving prescription opioids," according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics show that prevalence of prescription drugs like Percocet, Xanax and others in America is taking people's lives at an increasing rate. Why are more an...

Students raise awareness of prescription drug abuse

CADEC used chairs to symbolize deaths from prescription drug overdose. Photo Credit: Floritzel Salvador

Christine Zuniga

April 23, 2016

As part of the third annual Prescription Drug Awareness Week, presented by the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC), Chico State is full of signage with shocking statistics about the harm that comes from the misuse of prescription drugs.In addition to the signs, CADEC peer educators tabled all week in The Gauntlet and Trinit...

CADEC educates about perils of prescription drug abuse

Trisha Seastrom, left, facilitates a panel focused on personal stories of prescription drug abuse. Photo credit: Kristina Martinez

Kristina Martinez

April 24, 2015

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center hosted its second annual Prescription Drug Awareness Week from Monday to Wednesday, putting on events such as film screenings and a panel. Monday and Tuesday had a booth and a prescription drug overdose display on the Glenn Hall lawn. CADEC also had a booth in the gaunt...

Students stand against prescription drug abuse

Caroline Galbraith, a sophomore psychology major, is a peer educator and social media intern at the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center. Photo credit: Dominique Diaz

Dominique Diaz

April 27, 2014

Every day in the United States, 105 people die from a drug overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year,20,000 people die from prescription drug overdoses. The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center aimed to decrease these numbers through Prescription Drug Awareness Week, April 22-24. The...

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