pHARMING Effects

Screen Shot 2013-03-19 at 11.41.19 PMLEAD, in conjunction with Youth to Youth (Y2Y) International and the Cardinal Health Foundation, will sponsor The pHARMING Effects training in local schools and youth organizations during the 2013-2014 school year. ”The pHARMING Effects was created by a group of teens from central Ohio who adapted a toolkit from the Ohio State University School of Pharmacy’s Generation Rx Initiative, then transformed it into an exciting and interactive youth-led presentation.

The presentation includes:
* A definition of prescription drug abuse and misuse
* A discussion of the insidious nature of addiction
* The impact of prescription drug marketing as well as tips on how to think critically about this advertising
* Relevant statistics and strategies for teens to initiate change in their homes, schools, and communities

This is a great example of effective youth-led prevention: Teens taking relevant and accurate information, designing a presentation, then using it to educate other young people.

If you are an 8th – 12th grader, we invite you to sign up for our next pHARMING Effects training. Questions? Contact Andy Duran, Executive Director of LEAD or Deborahanne Reimer, Tri-District Student Assistance Program Coordinator at