Prescription Drug Misuse

Prescription bottle

An estimated 235,000 Missourians misuse prescription drugs in the past year. Prescription drug misuse can cause negative health effects including addiction and overdose death. This issue affects people young and old. The problem can be prevented.

What is prescription drug misuse?
Which medications are commonly misused?
What are the myths about prescription drugs?
What are the signs of addiction or overdose?
Where to get treatment?
What are the statistics?
What should I tell my kids?
What should I say to my parents?
What do I say to my doctor?
How should I protect my prescription medications?
How to dispose of old medications?
Who do I contact for information on substance abuse prevention in my area?