Follow these 5 simple steps to prevent prescription (Rx) drug misuse
- TALK with your family, friends and children about the dangers of Rx drug misuse.
- Keep medications SECURE in your home.
- Safely DISPOSE of your medications in a local
Rx drop box near you.
- Keep COUNT and keep TRACK of your medications
- NEVER SHARE your medications.
You can play an essential role in the solution to prevent prescription drug abuse.
Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers play an important role in a child's choices to use substances.
Talk with your child about the dangers of of taking medications not prescribed to him/her.
Click here to learn more about preventing substance use among youth.
Medical and Healthcare Providers are an integral component of preventing the misuse of medications. Every patient interaction is an opportunity to immediately reduce prescription drug misuse.
Click here to learn more about the Vermont Prescription Drug Monitoring System and view the guide for Alternatives for Pain Management and Stress Reduction.
The Prescription (Rx) drug drop boxes have been provided by the Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition [BAPC] and theGreater Falls Connections, Deerfield Valley Community Partnership, The Collaborative and West River Valley Thrives as a prevention strategy to address concerns of prescription drug misuse in Windham County, Vermont. The boxes were purchased from The National Association of Drug Diversion Program [NADDI] using federal grant funding through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program.