PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAMPAIN PATIENTS
If you are taking pain medication you should be aware that other people maybe interested in stealing your medications. Here are some things to think about.
Where do you keep your medications?
- Lock up or hide medications
Do NOT store medications in the medicine cabinet or kitchen cabinets
Monitor the drugs in your home
- Track and count how many pills you have
- Dont stockpile meds, buy and discard as needed
Do not discuss medications you are taking. Other than talking to your physician or pharmacist no one else needs to know that information.
Who else lives with you? Are there teens or young adults that could find your medication? Are other people coming in and out of your home? Is your home for sale? All things to consider regarding where you keep your prescriptions drugs.
Keep in mind that sharing prescription medications is illegal and can be deadly.
National Pain Foundation
American Academy of Pain Medicine
CDHPE and the Colorado Medication Take-Back
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