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News Release

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2020

Contact Person: Diane Lee, PIO, 301-334-7689

Just Like You Program Promotes Prescription Safety

By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department

The Garrett County Health Department’s Just Like You! Program reminds all adults that youth are always watching what you do.

“Remember, it’s not just toddlers who follow our examples,” said Linda Costello, Prevention Specialist at the Garrett County Health Department. “Even older youth tend to follow in the footsteps of their adult role models. When they are old enough, show your teens how to read a prescription label and how to follow the directions correctly. Never increase your dose, or share your prescriptions with someone else.”

The campaign is designed to remind all adults how important it is for them to be a positive role model for the children and youth in their lives.

The Just Like You campaign is administered by the Garrett County Health Department through funding from MDH and SAMHSA. For more information visit copycatfun.com or call Health Education and Outreach at 301-334-7730 or 301-895-3111.