Sandwich Waves of Hope from Addiction, in collaboration with Sandwich Substance Abuse Prevention Committee, will hold a public screening of the newly released documentary, “If Only,” supported by the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.
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“If Only,” a film about prescription drug abuse in young people, chronicles what producers call “a parent’s worst nightmare.” It follows the lives of two high school students experimenting with painkillers and other pills. A project of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, the 30-minute film screened June 8 at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla.
The North San Diego Business Chamber honored businesses and individuals from San Diego’s business community with awards for how they do business in the region.
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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.
TEWKSBURY – It was a somber Wednesday night, after the film ‘If Only’ premiered at Tewksbury Memorial High School. The movie was filmed at TMHS, St. William’s Church, Tewksbury Country Club, and other locations around town and featured a number of local students as actors.
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.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan will join officials with The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Millennium Health at Tewksbury Memorial High School, tonight at 7 p.m., for speeches, a panel discussion, and the premier of a short film, “If, Only.”
If you’re managing chronic pain with medication, you may be wondering why toxicology screens are needed and why you’re asked to participate in them. More than identifying prescription abuse, medical monitoring helps ensure proper medications at correct doses, and helps prevents harmful drug interactions or other forms of toxicity. Further, new advances in genetic testing offer more personalized care that can speed up pain relief—safely.
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