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.
- 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.
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:.