Substance Abuse & Prevention

GenRx (Prescription Drug Awareness)

The mission of Generation Rx is to educate people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications. In doing so, we strive to enhance medication safety among our youth, college students, other adults in our communities, and older adults. Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.

MYTH: It is okay to simply keep a mental track of all medications you are currently taking.
FALSE. Keeping an accurate and updated log of all medications and supplements you are currently taking is an important part of practicing medication safety. However, it can be difficult to remember all the important information regarding your medications, so keeping a complete paper or digital log is a very helpful tool. Luckily, SAMHSA has created a blank medication log that you can use to track all prescription and non-prescription medicines you are currently taking. #GenRx #MedicationSafety