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RX Matters Presentation | Jan 24th 4:00-5:00PM


 January 24th from 4:00-5:00PM

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, drug related deaths in adults over 55 years old increased annually from 94 in 2003 to 351 in 2013.

In response to the statewide prescription misuse and abuse initiative, AZ HIDTA, and Mercy Maricopa, The Area Agency on Aging, Region One, developed an education presentation to address the medication misuse that is happening in our older adult populations in Arizona.

The goal of this presentation is to help older adults to understand why this is an important issue that they need to pay attention to, and teaches tools to help individuals to avoid medication misuse and abuse.

rx-matters-advertising-flyerSome important points in this presentation are:

• Definitions and consequences of Rx misuse and abuse
• How to talk to your doctor and pharmacist
• How to talk to your doctor about pain
• Realistic pain management expectations
• When you can’t afford your medication
• Safe storage and disposal of prescription medications
• Tips and ideas


Please join us. Invite a friend!
Resources | Refreshments | Giveaways

Cottonwood Phoenix Room
located at 25630 S. Brentwood Dr. | Room A-9

Please RSVP to Melanie with your name by calling 480 744-1544 or email us at connect@myhopeforaddiction.com 


Hooked RX: From Prescription to Addiction Airs on Jan 10th @ 6:30PM



Prescription opioid abuse is a prevalent issue in the United States and in Arizona. With the U.S. Surgeon General and the Arizona Governor’s office making efforts to address this epidemic, it’s definitely relevant and timely.

Taking prescription opioids often starts off innocently, possibly for an injury. Then this scourge can lead to an addiction that wreaks havoc on someone’s life.

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Arizona Broadcasters Association (ABA) recognized this issue and this opportune time to investigate this epidemic. Through the use of research and storytelling, the documentary hopes to reach out to Arizonans and inform them on this epidemic.

“Hooked Rx: From Prescription to Addiction” will reveal different aspects of the issue in Arizona’s own backyard. Numerous students in the Cronkite School’s professional programs worked to create, broadcast and promote this revealing and informational documentary.

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, television and radio stations will broadcast this investigative report without any commercial interruptions.

Local places to Watch:

Debut Screening

  • Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
    First Amendment Forum
    Jan. 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Additional Screenings

  • Memorial Union at ASU’s Tempe Campus
    Pima Auditorium
    Jan. 19, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • University Center at ASU’s West Campus
    Devil’s Lair
    Jan. 24, 2017 at 5 p.m.


Contact Redeemed2Repeat at 480.782.0403 or connect@myhopeforaddiction.com