Published April 25th, 2014 by Petero Muzoora
This Saturday, from 10am – 2pm is the bi-annual national prescription drug take back day. It’s a good opportunity to emphasize the importance of this day to help tackle an ongoing source of addiction, and trafficking of prescription medications.
This initiative addresses a serious public health issue, and also a public safety issue. Prescription drugs that remain in medicine cabinets in homes are highly susceptible to abuse, misuse, as well as trafficking. Each Year:
While a major worry for parents is that young children will accidentally ingest medications within reach, the group most likely to misuse and abuse prescription and OTC medications are in reality, teenagers. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as many as one in five American teens has abused prescription drugs. In a 2013 National Results on Drug Abuse Monitoring the Future survey, about 50 percent of high school seniors said that opioid drugs other than heroin would be fairly or very easy to get.
Here are some tips you can use to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands:
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