Prescription Drug Drop-Off

Protect Your Kids From Prescription Drug Abuse

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Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs is Important

Did you know that 70 percent of kids ages 12-17 have abused a friend or relative's prescription medication? Protect your kids from abuse by disposing of unneeded prescriptions! Safely dispose of your expired or unused prescription medications at the EA Johnson High School health fair on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

EAJ Prescription Drug Drop-Off

Tuesday, May 13th, 6-8:30pm

8041 Neff Rd

Mt Morris, MI

Key Steps to Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

1. Be aware:

  • Keep track of the number of pills in the bottle
  • Pay attention to how often the pill bottle is being refilled, and notice if you have to refill it more often than necessary
  • Carefully monitor any prescriptions that your children have been given, and pay attention to refills and dosage
  • Spread awareness to friends and relatives, especially grandparents, to prevent easy access to medications

2. Keep prescriptions safe:

  • Potentially abused drugs, such as pain relievers, should be hidden away from the medicine cabinet and stored in a location only known to you
  • It also may be useful to lock away prescriptions

3. Dispose safely:

  • Dispose of prescriptions when teens aren't home
  • Discard prescriptions in a way that they will be ruined, for example throw in with used kitty litter or old coffee grounds
  • Be careful with any identification on the pill packaging - destroy anything with your name on it safely
  • Don't discard pills in the drain or toilet

For more information, visit http://notinmyhouse.drugfree.org/default.aspx