Dispose of unused or expired medications as safely as possible. 80% of heroin addicts started with prescription opioids, and many got their first dose from families’ medicine cabinets. In addition, accidental exposure to medication is a major source of unintentional poisonings.
Addition is a family disease because family genetics are primarily responsible for determining who will have a problem with drugs and alcohol in their lifetime.
Long before the coronavirus pandemic, the United States was fighting an opioid epidemic. In the year before COVID-19, the U.S. saw 10.3 million people misuse prescription opioids. Use these tips to help protect your loved ones from addiction.
If you have an addicted family member, you're not alone. Here are some considerations to help you deal with a loved one's addiction during the holidays.
Upcoming health classes and events include Understanding Drug Addiction, Sweet Enough Without Sugar, Understanding Diabetes, and the County Challenge Walk.