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Help prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

We all have a part in keeping our kids drug free! This year the #MoreKidsDrugFree Campaign is focused on preventing prescription drug misuse. Follow these three guidelines: safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal.

   MKDFdoseofreality   DTBD-Oct28-2017

 Safe use.         Safe storage.       Safe disposal.

 

Safe use...

A study published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that when someone uses a narcotic painkiller for just one day, you only have a 6% chance of still using the drug a year later. When you take a painkiller for eight or more days, your likelihood of using the drug a year later rises to 13.5%. It is important to know that using a prescription painkiller for 31 days or more increases your chances of long-term opioid use to 29.9%. These medications can be highly addictive.

  • Take your medications only as long as they’re needed, and never more than directed by your prescribing medical professional.
  • Do not share your prescription painkillers or other medications with anyone.
  • Do not take someone else’s prescription medication.
  • Do not combine your prescription medications with alcohol or other drugs.

Learn more at: http://doseofrealitywi.gov/get-the-facts/

Safe storage...

Do you store your prescription opioids (or narcotics) and other medications in the medicine cabinet in your bathroom? You’re not alone – it’s a common practice, but storing your medications in an easily accessible place means they’re available for children, teens, or others to find and abuse. 

In Eau Claire County, over 200 high school youth report misusing prescriptions drugs in the past month. The average age of first misuse is 13, while 35 kids reported first misuse at age 10 or younger! Nearly 1 in 4 teens say prescription medications are EASY to get, AND most that report misuse say either a friend gave it to them, or they got it from their own home, a friend's home, or a grandparent's home without permission.

  • Keep your medications out of sight
  • Keep your medication out of reach
  • Lock them up - in a lock box, or cabinet or drawer that locks! Ask how you can get a personal medication lock box for FREE at the Eau Claire Health Department

Learn more at: http://doseofrealitywi.gov/get-the-facts/

 

Safe Disposal...DTBD-Oct28-2017

Unused prescription medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused, and abused.  

Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Removing potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances from our state's medicine cabinets helps to prevent them from going into our water supply. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes around the world.

Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 28, 2017
Marshfield Clinic - Eau Claire Center
2116 Craig Road, Entrance B
10am-2pm. 

Take Back Day - what to bring

 

There are also five year round drop off locations in Eau Claire County!

Watch the videos below to see how drop offs work at each location
and what can be dropped off!

 

Altoona Emergency Services Building
1904 Spooner Avenue
Hours M-F, 7:30 am - 4 pm
(715) 839‐6090  

 

 Augusta City Hall
145 W. Lincoln Street
Hours M-F, 8 am – 4 pm
(715) 286‐2555

Fall Creek Village Hall
122 E. Lincoln Avenue
Hours M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm
(715) 877‐2177 

  

Eau Claire County Courthouse
Law Enforcement Center
721 Oxford Avenue
Hours M-F, 8 am – 5 pm
(715) 839‐4709  

 

 

Eau Claire County Jail Lobby
Enter from 2nd Avenue
Hours M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm
(715) 839‐4709 

            

More resources to be informed and TAKE ACTION...

Learn about teen medicine misuse and its prevention: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/prescription-drugs

Information and actions you can take as...

  

To find out more and how YOU can get involved, e-mail
Rachael Manning  (rachael.manning@co.eau-claire.wi.us)
Cortney Draxler (cortney.draxler@co.eau-claire.wi.us)
or call 715-839-4718 and ask for either Rachael or Cortney.