Above: Promotional graphic for Wake Up presents Rise Up.
WAKE UP! presents "Rise Up" - a town hall meeting featuring doctors, law enforcement, survivors, teachers, students and parents, in an open dialogue on the growing epidemic of teen prescription drug abuse, and what can be done as a community to curtail it.
Prescription drug abuse among teens has reached epidemic proportions across the United States, with many teens under the misconception that prescription drugs are “safer” than illicit drugs. Abuse of prescription meds among teens is now greater then most illegal drugs combined. These highly addictive, easily accessible pills will be a topic of discussion at the upcoming Town Hall Meeting. Experts will answer questions and discuss the physical effects, legal consequences, and more.