The NCAPDA Youth Corner Blog is a project initiated by NCAPDA Youth Ambassador Anika. The blog aims to open up the discussion on prescription drug misuse, specifically highlighting information for teens and young adults. In this blog, you can watch interviews with individuals with lived experience, find resources for yourself and loved ones, and learn about events and how you can get involved with NCAPDA’s mission to prevent prescription drug misuse and overdose.

About Anika

Anika is a student at the University of Southern California, where she is studying biomedical engineering. She has been an intern with the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) for over four years. During this time, she has helped out at events, worked on special projects, and built NCAPDA’s Youth Corner which is dedicated specifically to helping teens and young adults understand prescription drug misuse and its dangers. She hopes to pursue a career in which she can help research and produce medications that carry fewer adverse side effects. She is also pursuing this field through biology-focused internships and research, but apart from this, she enjoys singing, playing the piano, and playing with her cat. 

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