Monitor your prescription drugs (control access, quantity, and track refills)
Secure them in a safe place, like a lock box or locked cabinet
Dispose of unused medications properly
Don’t share your prescription medications with others
If it wasn’t prescribed to you, don’t use it
Be aware of yourself and others when using prescription medications (be mindful of any changes in mood or behavior)
Talk to family and friends about the dangers of prescription medications
Report suspicious activity
*This image is from NCPIE, National Council on Patient Information and Education.
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Below are charts that reflect the amount of Schedule 2 and 3 presciptions (substances that have a high potential(2) or potential(3) for abuse) that are dispensed in the 21 county NMRE region.