Drs. Rx: What You Can Do in the Opioid Epidemic Fight

Drs. Rx: What You Can Do in the Opioid Epidemic Fight


the following program contains mature subject matter viewer discretion is advised anyone who’s watched this hour of television knows the opioid epidemic is undeniably all around us consider that one in four people either struggle with addiction themselves or know someone who is hooked on opioids our audience today represents this very statistic can everyone personally affected by the opioid drug crisis please stand up for me look this isn’t going anywhere tomorrow but there is one thing you can do right now to fight against the opioid crisis and that deals with your unused prescription pills so how do you dispose of these pills safely one of the things you shouldn’t do is flush them down the toilet this can contaminate our land as well as water supply so if you can’t take unused prescriptions to a DEA drop-off event in your area you can also take unused pills to your local sheriff or police station and drop them off in mailboxes outside of any of them any time deactivation pouches are something more and more communities are offering my hope is that someday you go to your pharmacy you pick up your prescription they give you a deactivation bag hey when you have unused pills put them in here and the last thing I would say is you can’t hide from this I want to thank Montgomery County and law enforcement for opening your doors to us to highlight because it’s this isn’t a thing of shame where we want to hide it we want to highlight it so we can save people from dying you

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