Today is the last day of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. All week on our social media pages, we have been shattering the myths surrounding substance use. Today we are talking about prescription drug abuse. The question: How can prescription drugs be harmful when they’re prescribed by doctors?
Prescription drugs aren’t bad–they totally help a lot of people. It really depends on the who, how,and why of it.
Who were they prescribed for (you or someone else)?
How are you taking them (as prescribed or not)?
Why are you taking them (to get well or to get high)?
Did you know? Mixing pills with other drugs or with alcohol really increases your risk of death from accidental overdose.
Did you know? In 2006, prescription pain medications were involved in more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.
All information taken from: Drugs: Shatter the Myths by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)