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In talking about prescription drug we also need to talk about a trend that's happening now as well and it's call Pharming parties. This is so dangerous. What it involves is the young people that are coming to a party, they go home, they go through their medicine cabinets, they grab pills, doesn't matter what kind of pills it is and throws them in to a bowl. And then what happens the kids go one by one reaching in the bowl, pulling out a handful pills and taking them. You know they have no idea what they are taking. They could be taking dad's blood pressure pills, they could be taking mom's anti anxiety pills or they could be taking grandma's pain killers. They have no idea what they're taking or what effects it's going to have on their bodies. But yet for some reason, they think because it's "prescription drugs," that it's okay to do, not knowing the effects of the drugs themselves, let alone the combination their putting them in. It's so dangerous. You need to educate your kids about these parties. You need as parents really monitor and lock up your drugs in the family medicine cabinet because that's an easy way for them to get hurt just reaching in the medicine cabinet. Lock up your drugs.

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Sharon LeGore

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Sharon is the founder and president of Momstell, a parent advocacy organization she created after the death of her daughter to a drug overdose.  She created the Momstell website in order to expand the mission to join concerned parents and families to work together towards improving drug treatment, education, legislation, and policy. Mrs. LeGore has worked on many drug and alcohol policy, state budget and legislative issues for Pennsylvania, including legislation to create the first statewide Parent Advisory Council for substance abuse issues in Pennsylvania. She serves on several policy tables and co-chairs the PA Children’s Advisory Committee.

Mrs. LeGore is a consultant on substance abuse family involvement issues for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and is also the co-director of the SAMHSA sponsored “National Family Dialogue”. Sharon co-authored the CSAT/SAMHSA report “Families of Youth with Substance Use Disorders: A National Dialogue”, an issue brief entitled “Family Involvement in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment” a journal piece for Reclaiming Futures entitled “Family Involvement in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery: What do we know and what lies ahead”, co-authored the “Access to Substance Abuse Treatment: Results of a Family Survey” as well as several additional published articles. She is a national speaker and also serves on the Parent Advisory Board for the Partnership for a Drug Free America.

Sharon is the mother of four and resides in Mt Wolf, Pennsylvania with her husband Terry.

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