In light of the serious rise in prescription pain medication abuse among Berkshire County middle school and high school children and the significant risk that such abuse can also lead to use of the substantially cheaper and more powerful heroin that is available on the local street, the Community Pain Management Project has initiated a series of informational postcards for distribution to all parents of all middle school and high school students in the county.
The cards are designed to be provocative, to emphasize that prescription drugs are not safe drugs when used improperly, to urge parents to manage controlled substances in the home carefully and to provide parents with ready access to local as well as national resources for addressing concerns about potential drug abuse by their children.
Three of these cards are distributed throughout the course of the school year.
The postcards can be viewed (and printed) by clicking on any one of them below. All are in PDF format.