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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Help Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

70% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from friends or family.

9% of Delaware County high school seniors reported using prescription narcotic drugs.

80% of new heroin users started by using prescription narcotics.

Help prevent the abuse of prescription drugs. Know the 5 rules of safe prescription medication use. To view more, click here.

To help reduce these statistics, Delaware County has 40 drop box locations throughout the county where you can drop off unused medications.  To view the location sites, click here.

Revised 6/27/16