Monitor*Secure*Dispose

Click here to access a list of Regional Disposal Sites.

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.

To visit their website go to http://www.bemedwise.org/ for more information.

 

 


 

 

  • Fact:  Michigan had 2,729 overdose deaths in 2017. 1,941 were opioid-related and 699 were a result of Heroin use.
  • Fact:  2017 MAPS Data indicates 19,943,203 Controlled Substance Prescriptions were dispensed in MI.
  • Fact:  October 2018, National drug Take Back Day, Michiganians collected approximately 40,000 opioids at 60 statewide collection sites.
  • Fact:  There are over 23.5 million people in long-term recovery in the U.S. from a substance use disorder. People do recover and get well.
  • Fact:  In 2017, the number of opioid prescriptions dispensed decreased by 10.7 percent since 2015.
  • Fact:  In 2017, there were more deaths from drug overdoses than car crashes in Michigan.
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