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Do you have a cabinet full of OLD Medications? Collaborative partners include: Chemical Abuse Prevention Association Communities and schools working together to provide education and guidance for those in need Let us help you get rid of them Operation Medicine Cabinet Contacts: This is a statewide event. For CONVENIENT ♦ SAFE ♦ FREE questions or other locations call: Saturday, May 16th 9am - 1pm 1-800-4-SENIORS Home Instead Senior Care 1-800-4-SENIORS Medication Drop-Offs Medication Drop-Offs Broadview Heights City Hall Broadview Heights City Hall 9543 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, OH 44147 9543 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, OH 44147 Shaker Heights City Hall Shaker Heights City Hall 3400 Lee Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 3400 Lee Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 Solon Senior Center Solon Senior Center 35000 Portz Parkway, Solon , OH 44139 35000 Portz Parkway, Solon , OH 44139 Did you know...? Emerging Threat How It Works: Teens abuse prescription drugs more than Although illicit drug use by teens is It’s as easy as One-Two-Three: any illicit drug except marijuana; more than declining, teen prescription drug abuse is an cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine emerging threat—But YOU can make a 1. Bring your unused or outdated combined.* difference. Adults are in an influential position to help reduce teen access to prescription medications to the Every day, 2,500 youths ages 12-17 abuse a prescription and over-the-counter drugs: collection location. pain reliever for the very first time.* Monitor: Take inventory of all prescription 2. To ensure your privacy, Prescription drugs are the drug of choice for and over-the-counter drugs in your home 12 and 13 year olds.* and keep track of refills. remove or black-out your prescription label. In 2006, more than 2.1 million teens ages Secure: Lock up medications in a secure 12-17 reported abusing prescription drugs.* location and control access. 3. DO BRING: cream pills, The majority of teens wrongly believe that Dispose: Remove any personal, syrups, liquids, syringes, abusing prescription and over-the-counter identifiable information from prescription capsules, patches, gels, drugs is “safer” than using illicit drugs.** bottles before discarding. Do not flush suppositories, powders, IVS, medications down the drain or toilet. Mix More than 3 in 5 teens say prescription drugs medications with an undesirable substance ointments. are easy to get from medicine cabinets and (coffee grounds, kitty litter, etc.) and dispose more than half say prescription drugs are in the trash or at a community drug take DO NOT BRING: Inhalers “available everywhere” and easier to get than back program. illicit drugs.** For local collection location, date and Inform: Ask friends and family (especially time, please consult the back page of *2006 National Survey on Drug Use & Health, Sept. 2007 Grandparents) to safeguard their prescription this brochure. **Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, 2006 drugs as well. This program is completely confidential— Parents and caregivers are the first line of you will not be asked to give any personal defense. Talk to your teen about the dangers of information. abusing prescription and over-the-counter drugs. These are powerful drugs that, when misused, are To ensure proper disposal of drugs, just as dangerous as illegal street drugs. representatives from the Cuyahoga County To learn more about prescription drug Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to collect medications in lock boxes and drums abuse, visit www.TheAntiDrug.com to properly dispose. or call 1-800-788-2800 to request free educational materials.
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