Prescription pain medication misuse is a growing issue among college students.

Some students try to manage pain, stress, or other concerns by misusing pain medications (opioids), either with their own prescription or with medications that they do not have prescriptions for. With the MoSafeRx initiative we hope to educate students about the dangers of prescription pain medication misuse related to overdoses and to empower students to administer naloxone and call 911, knowing they are protected under Missouri’s Good Samaritan Law.

Overdoses are Preventable

  1. Learn the signs of opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone, the life-saving antidote that reverses opioid overdoses.

Missouri’s Good Samaritan Law

  1. This law protects people who call 911 for an alcohol or other drug overdose from arrest. Click here to learn more about this law.

92% of Missouri college students have not misused pain medications in the past year

Need help now?

drug phone   National Drug Abuse Hotline: 1-800-943-0566
rx phone   Prescription Drug Abuse Hotline: 1-888-939-3612

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Created with assistance from the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the Missouri Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) and Missouri State Opioid Response (SOR)
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