The misuse of prescription drugs is a problem that affects every community. Friends, family, children and visitors can get into your medicine cabinet without you even being aware. According to combined 2013 and 2014 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 50 percent of abused prescription drugs were obtained free from a friend or relative.
Proper disposal of unused and unwanted prescription drugs reduces accidents, thefts, and the misuse and abuse of medications. Talk to your Good Neighbor Pharmacy pharmacist today to learn about steps you can take to keep your medications safe and out of the wrong hands.
Sources: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, 2013 and 2014