Every day, 2,500 teenagers nationwide use a prescription drug to get high for the first time. They're accessing these drugs in the comfort of home; it can be as easy as opening a cupboard, drawer, or medicine cabinet.  In northern Michigan, this problem is real, it’s growing, and it’s dangerous.

Be The Solution
“Be The Solution” is a program of Northern Michigan Regional Entity.  Our purpose is to increase public awareness of the risks and potential harm associated with misuse and the extent of the prescription drug abuse problem in Northern Michigan by:

Dispelling the myth that prescription drugs are safer than illicit drugs

Dispelling the perception that this is “not a problem in my community”

Creating a sense among parents that they can have an impact on reducing incidences of prescription drug abuse

Reducing the unnecessary availability of prescription drugs

Educating audiences about the environmentally safe disposal of prescription drugs