Empowered Use, Health Consciousness and Prescription Drugs with Special Focus On Parents And The WorkplaceNational data show prescription drug abuse is growing at rates that wellness/lifestyle practitioners can no longer ignore. Coaches and wellness coordinators can benefit from knowledge about prescription misuse in topical areas the presenter will discuss: neuroscience, motivators (pain, mood energy), at-risk populations, and policy as well as mind-body practices as antidotes to the growing epidemic. The presenter will share a presentation developed for Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and that participants can use in their own setting. This presentation has a focus on the workplace and working parents. As this is a relatively new topic not often discussed in wellness practice, participants will be asked to complete a brief follow-up survey asking about the relevance and utility of this topic to their work in the wellness profession.