IS YOUR TEEN TAKING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS?

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5 ways to keep medication
in the right hands

  1. Install a medicine cabinet with a lock and key — a simple solution.
  2. Store prescription drugs in a safe, a locked drawer or a filling cabinet.
  3. Keep your medication somewhere outside of your home (e.g. at work).
  4. Dispose of unused drugs safely by returning them to a local pharmacy.
  5. Talk to your teens about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs.

Participating pharmacies

Liste de pharmacies participantes

It’s simple — just take
back old prescriptions

Your kids and their friends need you to return all unused and expired medication to your local participating pharmacy.

Why you need to have this talk

  • 300,000

    Canadian teens have abused
    prescription drugs
    59% got them from a home

  • 45%

    of households contain medication
    that can be abused
    Only 10% keep them in a secure place

Most commonly abused prescription drugs

  • Painkillers

    • Codeine
    • Fentanyl
    • Morphine
    • Hydrocodone
    • Oxycodone
  • Depressants

    • Diazepam (Valium)
    • Alprazolam (Xanax)
    • Estazolam (ProSom)
    • Zolpidem (Ambien)
    • Zaleplon (Sonata)
  • Stimulants

    • Adderal
    • Dexedrine
    • Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
    • Desoxyn
    • Destrostat

The Parent Project

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