Myrtle Beach, SC – 12/09/23 – In an effort to combat the opioid crisis and promote safe medication practices to young people, Coaches vs Overdoses distributed DisposeRx packets, an innovative medication disposal solution, and critical medication safety education, to coaches, fans, and athletes at the 76th Touchstone Energy North-South all-star game at Myrtle Beach High School.
DisposeRx is the leading provider of safe, convenient, and effective medication disposal solutions. Coaches vs. Overdoses is a youth-focused, prescription drug abatement program designed to reduce overdoses through education and empowerment. The program aligns with both organizations’ commitment to raising awareness about the opioid epidemic and providing practical tools for communities to safeguard against the misuse of prescription medications.
At the North vs South Football Game, many attendees took home a free Prevention Playbook with a complimentary DisposeRx packet. The Prevention Playbook is a handy educational booklet that coaches and parents can use to educate young athletes about the dangers of misusing opioids and the risks of counterfeit pills. The booklets also contains a free DisposeRx in-home medication disposal packet which offers a simple and effective way to dispose of unused or expired medications at the moment they are no longer needed. These packets contain a patented powder that, when mixed with water, safely and permanently renders medications unuseable.
“Providing packets and drug prevention materials through our co-developed program Coaches vs Overdoses is a significant step in our ongoing efforts to address the opioid crisis and promote community health,” said William Simpson, President and CEO. “By distributing DisposeRx packets at the North vs South Football Game, we aim to empower individuals to take responsibility for safe medication disposal, ultimately contributing to the prevention of opioid misuse and protecting our communities.”
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Providing packets and drug prevention materials through our co-developed program Coaches vs Overdoses is a significant step in our ongoing efforts to address the opioid crisis and promote community health– William Simpson, President and CEO of DisposeRx, Inc.
Coaches vs Overdoses provides resources to coaches to excel as leaders in their community. Coaches vs Overdoses also gives parents tools to educate and support students so they can make informed decisions regarding prescription drug misuse. The program has also distributed packets and educational materials to families in Texas and Delaware through groups like South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association (SCADA).
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how can Coaches vs Overdoses help protect your team from opioids?
Research shows that teens that view targeted materials about the risks of counterfeit pills are less likely to misuse medications. DisposeRx co-developed the Coaches vs Overdoses program to provide resources to coaches to excel as leaders in their community, gives parents tools to educate and support students, and critical information to students so they can make informed decisions regarding prescription drug misuse.
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