Did you know that many of those who abuse prescription drugs get them from the medicine cabinets of friends and family.

What you can do.

Safeguard all Medicine
  • Remove drugs from your medicine cabinet by hiding them, locking them up or taking them out of your house. Safeguard all medicines by monitoring quantities and controlling access.
  • Attend an LCAC or local Naloxone training to learn proper administration in case of an opioid overdose.
  • Dispose of prescription drugs at LCAC or local drug take back events, or bring them to a Nassau County Police Precinct where disposal bins are located in the lobby. 

“Talk They Hear You”

Research suggests that one of the most important factors in healthy child development is a strong, open relationship with a parent. It is important to start talking to your children about alcohol and other drugs before they are exposed to them—as early as 9 years old.

Not sure how to talk to your kids about Alcohol and other drugs?

Use These 5 Goals When Talking to Kids about Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • Show you disapprove of underage drinking and other drug misuse.
  • Show you care about your child’s health, wellness and success.
  • Show you’re a good source of information about alcohol and other drugs.
  • Show you’re paying attention and you will discourage risky behaviors. 
  • Build your child’s skills and strategies for avoiding drinking and drug use. 

Start the Conversation

The Sound of Your Voice s a short, animated video that encourages parents to talk with their young adults about the potential consequences of underage alcohol use:.