"We're Not Gonna Take It"
Raising awareness about drug abuse among our community's youth is always important, and what better way than to host a video contest promoting prescription drug abuse awareness among Georgia's high school students? On Thursday, September 10th, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced the second annual "We're Not Gonna Take It" video contest for high school students to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse.
Increasing Youth Awareness
Georgia high school students are being challenged to create a 30 second video that promotes healthy lifestyles and spotlights the perils of prescription drug abuse. Contest organizers hope that it will help to dissuade youths from trying prescription drugs, which have become increasingly prevalent. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 259 million prescriptions for pain medication were written in 2012. That's enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills -- many of which invariably end up in the wrong hands.
The video contest will take place from September 14th through October 30th, 2015. Prizes will be awarded to the winner, the runner up and the video selected for people's choice.
For more information about how to enter, and to view last year's winners, please visit Attorney General Sam Olen's Website.