Shaker Heights City Hall by jianghongl


									                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                            Home Instead Senior Care

      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                   to properly dispose.
                                                         or call 1-800-788-2800 to request free
                                                         educational materials.

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