Some Prescriptive Pain Medications may be addictive
Here is a video about one form of prevention:
What might we find in our medicine cabinets that might be addictive?
There are a number of common Prescription opiate based and non-opiate based drugs often prescribed by doctors for a number of conditions. An example is pain relief. These prescriptive drags can be addictive if overused.
Here is a partial list:
There are many more. Click here for a list.
Some actions we can take:
1) Ask your doctor if the medication she/he is prescribing can be addictive.
2) If yes, ask if there are non-addictive alternative medications.
3) If you decide to take the potentially addictive med, limit the number of pills to a minimum
4) Put addictive meds in a locked space in your home.
If you have outdated drugs, here are the safe disposal guidelines and places you can take them to get rid of them.
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