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SAMHSA National Prevention Week, Day 3: Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse

Ways to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

MONITOR: dosages and refills. Keep track of how many pills are in prescription bottles or pill packets.

SECURE: Take prescription and over-the-counter medicine out of the medicine cabinet and secure them in a place only you know about.

DISPOSE: Safely dispose of expired or unused prescription or over-the-counter medication at your local police department.