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Fla. AG announces Facebook chat about prescription drug abuse

By Bryan Cohen | Mar 15, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Partnership for a Drug Free America created a live Facebook chat Thursday to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse in teens.

The "Meet the Parents Hour" chat featured former NBA star and current ESPN sports analyst Chris Mullin. The chat was part of The Partnership at Drugfree.org's national campaign, the Medicine Abuse Project. The campaign is meant to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine within five years.

"I am proud to partner with The Medicine Abuse Project, which is making great strides in raising awareness about medicine abuse in teens," Bondi said. "I encourage parents to take advantage of the Facebook live chat and educate themselves on recognizing the signs of medicine abuse."

The chat took place on The Partnership at Drugfree.org's Facebook timeline.

According to the project's website, the Medicine Abuse Project is a unifying campaign meant to bring together communities, families, industry members, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, educators and government officials to curb teen medicine abuse and save lives. The project launched Sept. 23 and asked stakeholders to take a pledge to help stop teen medicine abuse.

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