Prescription for a Safe Community
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem not only in Fond du Lac County, but also in the nation. It affects both our adult and youth populations.
The goals of this initiative are to educate the communities and develop best practices for prescription safety using the following 3 areas:
- NO Sharing
Secure: It is important to keep all medication in a secure location such as
- An area that is not accessible to children or visitors
- A lock box or locked filing cabinet
- An inconspicuous/out of the way place such as a dresser drawer
NO Sharing: It is illegal to share your prescription medication, even with a family member
- The medication was prescribed specifically for you and your body
- You do not know how the drug may affect others physically or emotionally
- It is a criminal offense to share prescriptions.
Disposal: It is no longer acceptable to flush or throw away medication
- Studies show measurable amounts of medication have been found in drinking water and wildlife due to flushing or throwing away medications
- Medication strength changes over time and is not typically safe after one year
- Proper disposal removes the medication from your home in a safe way so that others don’t have access to it - use your local disposal days or drop off sites
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Our mission is to decrease substance abuse among youth and adults in our community.
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