Opioids and Prescription Drug Use

Prevent Medicine Abuse by Cleaning Out Your Cabinet

Did you know? After alcohol and marijuana, prescription drugs are the most commonly misused substances by Americans ages 14 and older (NIDA). Increases in prescription drug misuse in the last several years are reflected in increased emergency room visits and overdose...

Conduct a Door Knocking Campaign

The Knock Out Campaign is a way to reach others by going door-to-door. It can be used as an opportunity to give important information to adults who answer the doors at local homes. Campaign messaging can vary depending on the community’s needs. Target Audience...

Drugs and Teens: What Every Parent Should Know

Did you know? After marijuana and alcohol, prescription drugs are the most commonly abused drugs among Americans age 14 and older (NIDA). With the growing opioid crisis, it is becoming more apparent just how many lives can be touched by drugs, including those of...

Practice Medication Safety by Remembering Your MEDS

It’s important to keep yourself and those around you safe when it comes to prescription drugs. Making a few simple changes in how you think about and act around prescription medications can make a big difference in staying safe. Start with these prescription...

Prescription Drug Disposal Locations in DeKalb County, Georgia

According to the CDC and SAMHSA, most teens and adults who misuse prescription pain relievers report that they got them from family and friends, including their own home’s medicine cabinets. Many of us have expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at home....

Overdoses, Naloxone and the Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty Law

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 70,200 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, and over half of those involved opioids. In 2015, Georgia saw 1,307 drug overdose deaths, and 900 of them (68%) were due to opioids, including heroin,...