National Rx Take Back Day
When:
October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where:
Locations throughout the United States

Help NCAPDA tackle our nation’s prescription drug related overdose epidemic.  Clean out your medicine cabinets of expired and unwanted medications and take them to your nearest drop off location on Saturday, October 26th between 10am and 2pm.  Visit the DEA’s Continue reading →

Involved Parents Students Protect Friends
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There are a number of ways that parents can both prevent and recognize a problem with prescription drugs.

  • Educate yourselves about prescription drug dangers and share what you learn with your children and other family members.
  • Lock up ALL medications and properly dispose of those that are expired or no longer needed.
  • Always demonstrate responsible use of ALL medications.

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Image of students carrying booksKeep yourself and your friends safe from substance abuse of any kind, including prescription drugs:

  • Form friendships with people who aren’t abusing prescription and other drugs (including alcohol).
  • Avoid parties or other social situations where drugs and/or alcohol are likely to be involved.
  • Learn the signs of prescription drug abuse and overdose and what action to take before it’s too late.

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