CVS prescription drug convocation

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On Tuesday, September 12, students were called down to the auditorium, one grade at a time, and were presented with a powerful message.

CVS Health presented “One Choice Makes All the Difference,” a video and lecture on the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Students learned facts and were told stories of people who survived drug abuse, and others who were not so lucky.

Erin Hays, a pharmaceutical student at Butler university who graduated from MV, shared a personal story of a friend of hers who recently died from heroin overdose. Her friend started his descent into drug abuse with a handful of oxycontin at a college get together, and ended up dropping out of college and eventually became hooked on heroin.

“I went to his funeral yesterday, and he was only 27 years old,” Hays told the crowd of students.

She and CVS associate Chad Lesczynski showed a short film about those affected by prescription drugs and played a game called fact or fiction.

This convocation is a part of CVS’s new movement to tackle the opioid crisis. Students can read more about this at

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CVS prescription drug convocation