Parents360 Rx is a program developed by the Partnership at Drugfree.org to increase parents’ knowledge of substance abuse and improve a parent’s confidence in their ability to speak with teens about substance abuse, particularly prescription drugs. The program has proven successful in communities across the country, resulting in more conversations at home and throughout the community to deter drug use.
Parents can utilize the Parents360 Rx Action Toolkit to learn about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. The toolkit can also be used by any concerned adults who want to host an informational session for their friends, family, neighbors and organizations to which they belong.
The Toolkit consists of a video, a discussion guide and a small number of documents, and is available to individuals and organizations at no charge. Program hosts show the short (11-minute) video, which addresses the impact of medicine abuse on real families, to stimulate an informal discussion. The focus of this video is prescription medicine abuse, considered by many to be the biggest substance abuse threat we currently face and one that is unknown to many parents and underestimated by many others. While medicine abuse is the focus, the discussion may be guided to include other substance abuse topics as desired.
Technical assistance on using this new tool is available upon request
The Parents360 Rx video includes a montage of compelling, real-life stories of five families’ struggles with medicine abuse.
Download the video in high-definition (222 MB) or low-resolution (80 MB).
Parents360 Rx Video