America’s biggest drug problem isn’t on the streets - it’s in our medicine cabinets. In fact, the CDC has declared prescription drug abuse as a national epidemic and two-thirds of teens who report abuse of prescription pain relievers are getting them from friends and family. When prescribed by a doctor, prescription drugs are useful and serve important purposes to maintaining our health. However, we have to use them responsibly. Let's explore the medicine cabinet to see what medications are found there and what can happen when used improperly.
To learn more about the dangers of misusing and abusing Rx drugs click here.
Don't Run - Call 911!
Georgia’s Medical Amnesty Law protects victims & callers seeking medical assistance at drug or alcohol overdose scenes.
The caller and the victim cannot be arrested, charged, or prosecuted for small amounts of drugs, alcohol, or drug paraphernalia if the evidence was obtained as a result of seeking medical assistance.
For more information visit http://www.georgiaoverdoseprevention.org/