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November 17, 2017

To the Editor:

With the approaching holidays, many of us will have family and friends visiting our homes. With this increase of people coming in and out, it is good to have a reminder about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and the importance of locking up or safely securing our medications.

Use of prescription drugs by those who haven’t been prescribed the medications can be serious, even deadly. Some people steal the meds to sell to others, also possibly resulting in a serious medical condition or death. These actions are part of a national trend that is growing.

It is our responsibility to make sure that no one has access to our prescription drugs. The best way to secure our meds is to lock them in a lock box or cabinet. If that isn’t possible, keep them in a place where they can be observed easily. Keep an inventory of your medications so that you know how many you should have at all times.

If someone comes to visit, make sure that they also keep their prescription drugs in a central location, so that no one can go into their room or their luggage to take the drugs. Always keep purses and bags out of the reach of small children.

Let’s all try to keep prescription medications out of the wrong hands, so that we can help to stop the trend of prescription drug misuse.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday season.

Pamela Drake, San Juan County Partnership, Inc.


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