Medication Dependence Prevention Month is an annual event to raise awareness about preventing medication harms and finding community support.

 

At the moment in Australia, more people are dying due to the use of some prescription pain and sedative medications than on our roads.

 

We have the power to prevent this health crisis.

LEARN

 

Find out more about the signs of medication dependence and the role of certain pain and sedative medications.

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DONATE

 

Help make sure more families avoid the often devastating consequences of prescription medication dependence. Donate today.

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PARTICIPATE

 

Get the word out by holding an event, attending one or getting active on social media.

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GET SOCIAL THIS

#PREVENTIONMONTH

Medication dependence can happen to anyone who is using certain pain or sedative medications for longer than a few weeks.

 

Use the hashtag #PreventionMonth to start the conversation about how we can work together to prevent medication harms.

 

Share our Prevention Month video to encourage your friends and family to get involved!

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GET INVOLVED

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REGISTER YOUR EVENT

 

Promote your event on our national event calendar here.

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FIND AN EVENT NEAR YOU

 

See what is happening in your local area here.

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SIGN UP FOR UPDATES

 

Find out about new resources and Prevention Month events here.

RESOURCES

 

Download our event resources now:

+ Event toolkit featuring ideas for your local event, tips for how to make it happen, get people there and make the most impact.

Download event toolkit here.

+ Posters to promote Prevention Month can be downloaded here in png format. Please email lara@scriptwise.org.au for PDF print versions.

Download Prevention Month poster – opioids after surgery

Download Prevention Month poster – opioids after injury 

Download Prevention Month poster – sedative medications

+ Add the Prevention Month frame to your Facebook Profile Picture

+ Change your cover photo on Facebook and Twitter

Download Facebook cover image

Download Twitter header