Accidental overdose deaths are making headlines in Suffolk, Virginia. It seems that some people are making deadly mistakes when it comes to managing their prescription painkillers. One Suffolk couple was charged in the overdose death of their 2-year-old granddaughter when she died after taking pills they kept in a candy dish. Another man in Suffolk was charged in the overdose death of his girlfriend that occurred after she took a combination of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.
The message is clear: Prescription drugs are deadly and should be handled with respect. Are you concerned that someone you care about in Suffolk may have a dangerous relationship with their prescription? Contact us at the phone number listed here and speak to someone about how you can help them avoid the worst outcomes.
Proper Prescription Drug Disposal
Though many prescription drug overdose deaths are caused by taking too much of a medication or mixing it with other illicit substances, a number of deaths are happening in part because people are not disposing of unused pills appropriately. Rather than deal with finding a pharmacy, nonprofit agency or police department that will accept the pills, many opt to keep leftover pills in the medicine cabinet. Unfortunately, just having easy access to the pills can set the stage for an overdose when teen family members come across the pills or anyone decides to use them without a prescription either to self-medicate pain or for recreation. Simply disposing of prescription drugs the right way and in a timely manner can cut back on the number of inadvertent prescription overdoses that are plaguing the country.
Prescription Drug Rehab Is the Best Fix for Prescription Drug Abuse
All the overdoses that occur as a result of abusing prescription painkillers may be circumvented by time spent in drug rehab. Call now to find a drug rehab program that can help you or someone you love learn how to live without abusing prescription drugs.
Western Tidewater Community Services
1000 Commercial Ln
Suffolk, VA 23434-8148