Prescription Drug Abuse


Prescription drug abuse is on the rise nation wide and locally. Narcotic pain relievers such as OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin are now widely used as recreational drugs.

Please be a responsible medication user in your home. Keep your medications locked or in a secure place. Don't let them be accessible to your children or their friends.

Never share prescriptions and throw away all prescriptions when they are no longer needed. There is much debate on the best environmentally sound method of disposal. The current best practice for disposal in a home is to empty the medications into a baggy and mix them with something undesirable such as coffee grounds or kitty litter. Then put the sealed bag into the garbage.

If you are concerned that your child may be abusing drugs, you can contact your family doctor or go to this link http://www.mhasd.k12.wi.us/HighSchool.cfm?subpage=116101 on our district web site for more resources.

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