Harnett County,
North Carolina

Health Department 

Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdose

Deaths from drug overdose have been rising steadily over the past two decades and have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States. When used correctly, medicine plays an important role in managing health conditions, but when misused, abused or taken when unnecessary, these drugs can be unhealthy, unsafe and unpredictable. For more information click on the links listed below:

Teen Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

http://teens.drugabuse.gov/peerx

For Parents

http://seminolepreventioncoalition.org/pitchyourpills/prescription-drug-abuse-prevention.html#.VEB87Gd0zIU

http://www.drugfree.org/the-parent-toolkit/age-by-age-advice/?gclid=CPyB557TssECFSyCMgodGH0Ang

Prevention of drug abuse and overdose for the elderly

http://www.cars-rp.org/publications/Prevention%20Tactics/PT09.02.08.pdf

http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/opioid-addiction/prescription-drug-abuse-in-the-elderly.html

http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/guide-to-addiction-prevention-for-seniors/

Government Sites

http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/prescription-drug-abuse

http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/prescription-drugs-cold-medicines

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ndcs_2014.pdf

http://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/2014/1402ReducingPrescriptionDrugAbuse-Paper.pdf

Government involved in prescription drug abuse prevention by state in 2014 and 2013

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/prevention-of-prescription-drug-overdose-and-abuse.aspx

Additional:

https://www.communitycarenc.org/population-management/chronic-pain-project/

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/

http://www.injuryfreenc.ncdhhs.gov/About/Surveillance.htm

http://waterkeeperscarolina.org/OMC/

http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/SafeKids/

 
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