Prescription Opioid Misuse
Prescription opioid misuse can lead to addiction.
Misuse can include
- taking a medication without a prescription.
- taking someone else’s prescription painkillers.
- taking more than the dosage prescribed by the doctor.
- taking a medication for a purpose other than the reason it was prescribed.
- doctor shopping.
The PROMISE team is working to provide community members with ways to prevent opioid misuse within the home. Here’s what you can do to prevent opioid misuse.