Millennium Health this week received the Silver Mark of Excellence award in the “Public Service” category by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter, for the Drop Them Off campaign. The goal of the campaign, launched earlier this year in partnership with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, is to ensure that everyone knows how to safely use, store and dispose of prescription medications to prevent their misuse, and provide tools and information to discuss and prevent misuse and abuse, for parents, kids and concerned community members. Read more
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently announced the date of the 10th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The nationwide event will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 am to 2 pm, local times, in states across the country, except for Pennsylvania and Delaware, where the event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12. During the event, residents can drop off their unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications for safe disposal. Read more
A new short film from the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and San Diego-based Millennium Health sheds light on the epidemic of prescription drug abuse that is killing kids across the country.
Air date: Monday, June 8, 2015
Millennium Health and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation premiered “If Only,” a movie about the dangers of youth misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. The film and a discussion toolkit are available online as a component of the Drop Them Off campaign that launched earlier this year. The campaign aims to increase awareness among teenagers, parents and the public about the importance of ensuring safe use, storage and disposal of prescription drugs.