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Piscataway Library to Display Students’ Award-Winning Contest Submissions

The Piscataway Township Public Library will present an art show that displays winning works by middle school students in Middlesex County.

The “Be Smart about Medicine” Display will be at the Library from January 9th till February 5th, during regular library hours.

Prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse has become an increasingly serious problem among our youth, including middle school children. One in five teens has reported using prescription pain relievers to get high and one in ten has abused over-the-counter cough medicines.

The goal is to promote awareness about this problem to middle school students and encourage them to “Be Smart” about prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The effort is also designed to help promote awareness about prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse among middle school students and encourage them to “Be Smart” about prescription and over-the-counter drugs, the Coalition for Healthy Communities has been holding an annual “Be Smart about Medicine” Creative Expression Contest.

Since 2010, the Be Smart about Medicine contest has been sponsored by the Coalition for Healthy Communities, an initiative of the Wellspring Center for Prevention. A panel of judges reviews the submissions and selects first, second, and third place winners from each grade.

For more information on this event, or if you’d like to have your middle school participate in the next contest, please contact Jenna Lynn Bonstein, at 732-254-3344 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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