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.
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.
Avoiding having the drug talk can have lethal consequences. These helpful tips can help make talking to your kids about drugs easier.