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

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.

Talk with Your Kids

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

Get Ahead of the Problem

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: