How can prescription drug abuse be addressed or prevented?

Asked By: Clementina Little
Date created: Mon, Mar 8, 2021 10:56 AM
Best answers
never stopping or changing a dosing regimen without first discussing it with the doctor. never using another person's prescription and never giving their prescription medications to others. storing prescription stimulants, sedatives, and opioids safely.
Answered By: Veronica Walter
Date created: Tue, Mar 9, 2021 12:59 PM

Top ways to prevent drug abuse

Top ways to prevent drug abuse
FAQ
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You can bring your medication in pill or solid form in unlimited amounts as long as it is screened. You can travel with your medication in both carry-on and checked baggage. It's highly recommended you place these items in your carry-on in the event that you need immediate access.
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Drug test results typically take 24 to 48 hours, depending on the type of test being performed (e.g., urine, hair or DOT).
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Drugs

  1. Illegal drug trafficking: submit a Tip online or call your local DEA office.
  2. Report criminals posing as DEA Special Agents, illegal sales/distribution of drugs; suspicious online pharmacies and other drug-distribution-related crimes. 877-RxAbuse (877-792-2873)
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You are only permitted to mail prescription drugs via the USPS if you are a pharmacist or medical provider mailing such drugs to the patient they have been prescribed to. This means that without proper medical licensing you can receive prescription drugs, but you cannot, under any circumstance, mail them.
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The best way to dispose of most types* of unused or expired medicines (both prescription and over the counter) is to drop off the medicine at a drug take back site, location, or program immediately.
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Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others.
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Follow these steps:

  1. Remove the drugs from their original containers and mix them with something undesirable, such as used coffee grounds, dirt, or cat litter…
  2. Put the mixture in something you can close (a re-sealable zipper storage bag, empty can, or other container) to prevent the drug from leaking or spilling out.

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