FACT OF THE WEEK: Painkillers are one of the most commonly abused drugs by teens after tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana.
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.
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
Logos listed below are supporting partners for our project: Unlimited Success, Stokes Citizens for Safe and Healthy Communities, United Fund of Stokes and Northwest Community Care Network. We greatly appreciate them!