What can you do about prescription drug misuse?
Use medications as directed. Talk to your doctor about non-addictive options for treating the condition that you are being medicated for if you feel at risk for misusing your prescription. Also make sure to consult your healthcare provider before adjusting medication dosage. Store medications in a safe place where they cannot be accessed by others who many want to use them inappropriately. Call 911 or get immediate help if you or a loved one have a medical emergency related to prescription drugs.Be sure to dispose of your prescription medications properly.
Over half of people who misused prescription pain relievers got them from friends or relatives.