FACT : In North Carolina, drug overdose claims around 1100 lives each year and is on track to surpass motor vehicle fatalities by 2017.
August 31 is Overdose Awareness Day!!!! Stay informed and share what you know!
Secure your medication in a dry, locked location.
(Bathroom medicine cabinets are often moist and easily accessible by children, family members and the first place a drug seeker would look.)
Take medication as prescribed by your health care professional.
0nly take medication prescribed specifically for YOU.
Don’t take other people’s medication; NOT even family. Don’t share your medication.
Pack up old and no longer needed medications and take them to the disposal locations listed on the site.
Find out more about Rx abuse and stay on top of the research and facts by subscribing to the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit e-newsletter. Click Here
If you or someone you know might have been poisoned or ingested unknown medications call:
North Carolina Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222
Northwest Community Care Network
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