Prescription Drug Abuse
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- Dr. Ken Hale, R.Ph., Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Professional and External Affairs at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Prescription drug abuse among teenagers and young adults is trending at an alarming rate. A prevalence of misinformation about prescription drugs - along with their startling availability - is one of the primary reasons that this epidemic continues to spread.
The following resources and tool kits are an excellent way to familiarize yourself and others with the nature of prescription drugs as well as the consequences of their use.
Disposal Guidelines and Take-Back Days
For reasons ranging from the health of our environment to the prevention of accidents and/or abuse, it is absolutely essential that prescription drugs be disposed of according to strict guidelines. The following resources will provide you and your loved ones with direction as to the proper disposal of medications or the coordination of a drug take-back day in your community.
Recovery Assistance and Support
Recovering from addiction is a life-long journey that necessitates a healthy support system and a wide selection of recovery assistance resources. The following resources are just a few of the options available to help you or a loved one take that first step or continue along the road to recovery.
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