Informed Families: The Florida Family Partnership

Lock Your Meds® To Save Lives.

Be Aware. Don't Share.

Lock Your Meds

Every day, 1,700 children and young adults begin experimenting with prescription drugs. Did you know that more people die each year from prescription drug overdose than from car accidents? Where are teens getting these medications? Surprisingly, most abused prescription drugs come from friends and family, who are often the unintentional suppliers.

The Lock Your Meds® Campaign is a national campaign to promote prescription drug abuse prevention. The campaign asks parents to secure their medication, take inventory of their medicine cabinets, safely dispose of unused medication, and spread the word to family and friends.

Help protect your family from prescription drug abuse by doing the following:

  1. Take the Lock Your Meds pledge.
  2. Talk with your kids. Tell them that prescription and over the counter drugs should only be taken with permission and supervision of a doctor, parent or guardian.
  3. Secure and take inventory of your medicines. Download a medicine inventory card at
  4. Properly dispose of unused or expired medication.

For more information, visit The life you save may be that of your own child or a dear friend.

Enter to win a $100 Publix gift card and locking medicine pouches by taking the Lock Your Meds pledge. Sign and return a Lock Your Meds pledge card to school or take the pledge at

Family Day

Family Day

Spread The Word

Monday, September 26, 2016

Family Day: The Original Social Network

Did you know…kids and teens who have frequent family dinners are less likely to drink, smoke or do drugs? They are also less likely to try drugs in the future. On the Fourth Monday of September, we ask you to join millions of families across the U.S. to Stand Up for Sitting down to dinner. Enjoy a meal together with your family and talk to each other, electronics-free.

Family Day – A Day To Eat Dinner With Your Children® is a national campaign to promote frequent family dinners to prevent risky behavior in kids.

Visit for recipes, activities and to learn more about the Family Day Photo Contest. Post a photo of your family eating dinner together on social media for a chance to win a $100 Publix Gift Card. If our school is one of the three Florida schools with the most family entries, we will win $250.

Visit to get great ideas for fun activities and easy recipes to make your Family Day celebration the start of a great new family tradition! Plan to eat dinner as a family on Family Day. If you already have family dinners together, great! Keep up the good work. If not, you can start now and Stand Up for Sitting Down to Dinner!

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