12 Days of Prevention Tips


The holiday season is upon us, and many will be spending time shopping for gifts and attending parties and celebrations. Festive activities will be in the spotlight and substance prevention may not, so it is important that Georgia Prevention Project is doing all they can to prevent Rx misuse.

  1. On the first day of Christmas the Georgia Prevention Project sent a message to me, don’t use prescription medication if it’s not prescribed to you.
  2. On the second day of Christmas the Georgia Prevention Project sent a message to me, don’t mix prescription medication with other substances or alcohol.
  3. On the third day of Christmas the Georgia Prevention Project sent a message to me, don’t take more medication than is prescribed to you.
  4. On the fourth day of Christmas the Georgia Prevention Project sent a message to me, don’t share your prescription medication with others.
  5. On the fifth day of Christmas the Georgia Prevention Project sent a message to me, lock your medication up so that children and other people cannot get their hands on them.
  6. On the sixth day of Christmas the Georgia Prevention Project sent a message to me, don’t operate heavy machinery while taking prescription medication.
  7. On the seventh day of Christmas the Georgia Prevention Project sent a message to me, please dispose of old or expired medication properly, do not flush them down the toilet.
  8. On the eighth day of Christmas the Georgia Prevention Project sent a message to me, if you have left over or expired prescription medication please take them to a drop box near you.
  9. On the ninth day of Christmas the Georgia Prevention Project sent a message to me, be prepared, know what Naloxone (Narcan) is, how to access it and how to use it.
  10. On the tenth day of Christmas the Georgia Prevention Project sent a message to me, do not consume expired medication.
  11. On the eleventh day of Christmas the Georgia Prevention Project sent a message to me, only take medication that is prescribed to you by your doctor.
  12. On the twelfth day of Christmas the Georgia Prevention Project sent a message to me, Education. Education. Education. Educate yourself, the youth, and those around you about the dangers of using/misusing prescription medication.

Happy Holidays from all of us at GPP!

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