Reducing Prescription Misuse Through Safe and Effective Disposal Systems

Monday, July 15th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Texas D

A national survey of U.S. adults who used opioids showed that nearly 6 out of 10 individuals had leftover medication (JAMA International Medicine Journal, June 2016). SAMHSA reports that nearly 68 percent of those who used prescription pain medications received them from friends or relatives. Combatting the national opioid epidemic requires mobilization of resources on many levels. Ongoing prevention training and education is critical to address this public health emergency. Equally important is offering safe disposal methods for unused or expired medications, participating in national drug take back events and mobilizing communities to bring a wide spectrum of experts to the table. This session will highlight the importance of available safe prescription disposal systems, review the impact of drug take back days and highlight what local coalitions can do to make their communities safe and drug free.

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18th Annual Mid-Year Training Institute


Lisa Roberts, RN

Drug Free Communities Portsmouth

Virgil Boysaw, Jr.

Cecil County Health Department

Pat Castillo
Director, Coalition Institute, VP, Training Operations