September 09, 2013

Disposal of Prescription Drugs To Prevent Abuse

Prescription medications are now the  most commonly abused drugs among kids ages 12-19 and second to marijuana among young adults, according to 2010 data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Studies show that a majority of these drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.  Using prescription drugs for non-medical purposes is dangerous and can lead to abuse and death. 

Most police stations have sites for disposal of unused medications of all types.  On the last Take-Back Day Americans brought a record 276 tons of prescription drugs for proper disposal to more than 5,600 locations.   
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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