What is it?
The Opioid epidemic kills more than 130 people every day in America. Addiction can—and does—happen in the best of families. For many adults, opioid addiction begins with something as harmless as a pulled muscle. For many teens, it begins with a medicine bottle found in a friend or family member’s medicine cabinet.
So how do we stop it?
The first step is to know what you’re up against. Prescription drugs may seem safe because they prescribed by a doctor but they’re addictive just like heroin. In fact, 8 out of 10 people who use heroin first abused pain medicine, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Once you know your enemy, it’s time to take action. Together, we can tackle this epidemic in Lorain County. We can prevent a new generation of youth from ending up with a substance abuse disorder. Most importantly, we can help those already suffering to get better and find a new path.
That may seem like a huge challenge, but we work together and make change happen. Here’s how:
How do I take action?
Request medication disposal or safe storage supplies by calling 440-282-9920.