ARE YOU TAKING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION?

HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

  • 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.

Lucas County

Safe Medication Drop Off Sites

Drop Boxes for Prescription Medication Disposal
Lucas County 

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