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.