Cortland Area
Communities That Care

33-35 Central Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045

Phone: (607) 299-4910

Matt Whitman
Coalition Director

Charley Rawlings
Project Manager

Claudia Kolts
Design Assistant

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WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREVENT OPIOID MISUSE AND ABUSE?

Educate Yourself & Your Family

  1. Start by Educating Yourself and Your Family

  2. Learn about the most commonly misused types of medications. Share the dangers of these medications often with members of your family.

  3. Take inventory of medications in your home.

  4. Ask your healthcare providers if any of your medications have the potential for abuse.

  5. Familiarize yourself with the warning signs of prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse. Warning signs can be behavioral and/or physical.

  6. Know what drugs are in your home. Secure or dispose of them.
     

PREVENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG MISUSE

PROPER DISPOSAL

Dispose of medications at a community drop box site or disposal event.

LOCK YOUR MEDS

Prevent others from misusing your medication by securing it in a place they cannot access. 

TAKE INVENTORY

Take inventory of the type and amount of medications you currently have and check 
regularly to ensure that nothing is missing.

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