Mississippi State Department of Health
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Proper storage and disposal of medications can prevent injuries and deaths from drug abuse and drug overdoses.

If no instructions for disposal are given on the drug label, follow these steps. They ensure that your medication won't be misused by others.

Other alternatives:

Nationally, almost 70 percent of people who abused prescription drugs say they got them from a family member or friend. Proper prescription drug disposal ensures that drugs won't fall into the hands of those they can hurt the most.



Links referenced
Participating locations »    http://www.dmh.ms.gov/alcohol-and-drug-services/
drivers' license offices    http://www.dps.state.ms.us/prescription-drugs-now-mississippis-1-drug-threat
drug take-back program    http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

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