Are You Taking Prescription Medication?



  • Medications are only safe when taken exactly as directed by your doctor.

  • When misuse or abused, many prescription drugs can be as dangerous and addictive as "street drugs".

  • Taking prescription drugs that are not prescribed to you - or taking them in any way other than directed by a doctor is considered non-medical use.

  • "Misuse" is taking it to treat a medical condition, but not as directed by a doctor; "Abuse" is taking it with the sole intention of getting high.

  • Even if a medication is prescribed to you, taking it more than directed, or using it in a way that is not intended, is abuse and can lead to addiction, overdose, and death.

  • BE AWARE many people who abuse prescription medication get them from family and friends. Keep your medications secure and dispose of unused prescriptions safely.

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