Prescription Drugs

GA Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative – The GA Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative is dedicated to helping Georgians prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. The website contains educational materials, advocacy information, safe storage and secure disposal resources and enforcement information.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids – This Preventing Abuse of Prescription Drugs Fact Sheet contains information on prescription drug abuse, teen involvement, risks and tips for parents to influence safe behaviors.

Stop Medicine Abuse – The prevention campaign StopMedicineAbuse.org and its Five Moms initiative is working to alert parents and members of the community about the problem of teen abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines containing dextromethorphan (DXM). Their website contains information on what DXM is, what abuse looks like and how medicine abuse can be prevented, as well as several helpful tools to take action.

Pact 360 – The Parents360 Rx Action Toolkit can be used by professionals from law enforcement, prevention and treatment, as well as by any concerned adults who want to share information about medicine abuse with their friends, family, neighbors and organizations to which they belong. The toolkit consists of a video, a discussion guide and a small number of documents, and is available to individuals and organizations at no charge.

DEA Take Back Day – The DEA’s Take Back Day events, held twice a year in April and October, provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by safely disposing of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

 

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