Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

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 Did you know:

  • 7 of 10 people addicted to prescription drugs say they got them from friends and family and their medicine cabinets.
  • Prescription drug use is second only to marijuana, as the most abused drug by Tahoe-Truckee teens with 20% of our highschool freshman reporting misusing a prescription drug to get high in the past 30 days.
  • 80% of local adults and 88% of local teens say they know someone their age, misusing these drugs to get high.
  • Prescription drugs disposed of down the drain, can end up in our water supply, harming people and wildlife.
  • Thru the Tahoe-Truckee Rx Safe Disposal Project, residents have already collected and disposed of 1004 lbs of Rx medications, protecting the water supply, and our young people.
  • Tahoe-Truckee has two permanent prescription drop-off bins for residents to safely dispose of unwanted or expired Rx and over-the-counter drugs.

National RX Take Back Days

Next 2 Events:

Saturday April 29th, 2017  at:

Truckee: 11290 Donner Pass Rd. Gateway Shopping Center Parking Lot, in front of Safeway (9am-1pm only)

Tahoe City: 300 North Lake Blvd. (Old Fire Station, Above Commons Beach) (9am-12pm only)

Tahoe-Truckee community members are uniting to safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription drugs at the Rx Drug Take Back Days in Tahoe City and Truckee.  These free, anonymous events are happening across the United States in an effort to reduce the prescription drug epidemic.   Over 220 residents participated in the DEA sponsored event this past April and September.  With 20% of participants saying they now lock up pharmaceuticals at home to prevent diversion or misuse. Join us this year in being part of the solution.   

Year -Round Rx Safe Disposal :

TT-FWDD and it's partners are proud to announce the opening of two permanent Rx Safe Disposal Bins located at Placer County Sheriff's Tahoe City Station and Truckee Police Department. See the information below on location, hours and drop-off instructions.  Listen to Truckee Police Chief Adam McGill talk about the new disposal bins:

http://soundcloud.com/lindsaywithana/interview-with-truckee-police

Watch the Parents 360 Rx Drug Video: 

Resources: 

Prescription_Abuse_brochure 2 page.pdf Prescription_Abuse_brochure 2 page.pdf
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6_rx_abuse_fact_book 8 page.pdf 6_rx_abuse_fact_book 8 page.pdf
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Rx Drug Abuse What is it 16page .pdf Rx Drug Abuse What is it 16page .pdf
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TT-FWDD Securing Medications at home.pdf TT-FWDD Securing Medications at home.pdf
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safe_Rx_storage_2 page.pdf safe_Rx_storage_2 page.pdf
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Facts_about_drugs-ritalin.pdf Facts_about_drugs-ritalin.pdf
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 Watch the medication safety video:

 Spanish Resources:

Information about Prescription Drug Abuse.pdf Information about Prescription Drug Abuse.pdf
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prescriptiondrugs_spanishpdf.pdf prescriptiondrugs_spanishpdf.pdf
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mixing alcohol with medicines.pdf mixing alcohol with medicines.pdf
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