Penn State Campus Officer Recognized for Drug Awareness Work

(The Pennsylvania State University) Penn State University Police Officer April Martin was recognized with the Community Values Award for her work to bring a drug awareness program to Penn State Beaver students.
The “One Pill Can Kill” program helps students be aware of the risk of taking non-prescription drugs and the dangers of fentanyl. The program was coordinated through University Police and the Office of Student Affairs and Engagement at Penn State Beaver.
“I started to learn more about fentanyl after losing my son Jordan in 2020,” Martin shared. “Our young people deal with a lot of pressures and may think about self-medicating with medications such as Oxycodone, Percocet, Xanax, Ativan, etc. It is important that they understand that ‘one pill can kill.’ The risk of street pills being laced with fentanyl is extremely high. I believe awareness is the best way to fight this epidemic to ensure that no more lives are lost.”

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