Prescription drug addiction is on the radar of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department. They’re even showing up at the Minnesota State Fair with educational booths to help teach people about the risks and dangers involved with abusing prescription painkillers – and also providing information about local drop-off locations where Plymouth, Minnesota residents can legally and safely dispose of unwanted prescription medications.
For many, prescription drug addiction is unexpected. It starts with a legitimate prescription for chronic pain, an acute injury or a surgical procedure. While physical dependence is normal in many cases, it’s psychological dependence that can be shocking – and it’s also the linchpin in the addiction diagnosis.
No matter how you developed your dependence upon prescription drugs, treatment can help you break free. Need more information? Contact us today and ask questions about how we can help you begin your recovery.
Prescription Drug Drop-Off Locations Save Lives
How can prescription drug drop-off locations help to save lives? If you are given a month-long prescription for a painkiller like Percodan and you only need it for a week, what you choose to do with the remaining three weeks worth of pills can be life changing. Most people used to just store the pills in the medicine cabinet “in case” they were needed later. But those who are looking to experiment with drugs or self-medicate may find these pills and develop a dependence that can become deadly. Prescription drug drop-off locations allow you to avoid this pitfall because all the medication you don’t need is out of your hands and disposed of safely.
Do You Need Prescription Drug Rehab?
Our addiction treatment experts are standing by at the phone number above to help you find a rehabilitation center that’s right for you. Call today if you need rehabilitation help.
Hazelden Center For Youth
11505 36th Ave N
Plymouth, MN 55441-2304