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How To Safely Store, Dose and Dispose of Medication
Store your medication in a dry, locked location. Keep out of the sight and reach of children and pets. 70% of children who abuse prescription drugs get them from FAMILY or FRIENDS.
(Bathroom medicine cabinets are often moist and easily accessible by children and family members and the first place a drug seeker will look).

Take medications as prescribed by your health care professional. Follow directions on label. Wait the
appropriate period of time between doses. Never give adult medication to children.

Only take medication prescribed specifically for YOU. Don’t take other people’s medication, not even family members. Never share your medication.

Pack up old and no longer used medications and dispose of them at a permanent drop box during normal business hours. Remove any personal information and instructions from bottles or packages. If not able to get to a drop box, medication can be mixed with undesirables such as cat litter or used coffee grounds and placed in the garbage.

To ensure that more expired, unused, unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications are disposed of safely; DCSPAN has established permanent drug take-back locations:

Permanent Drop Box Locations

Tyro Family Pharmacy
4320 NC Hwy 150
Lexington, NC

Davidson Medical Ministries
420 N. Salisbury Street
Lexington, NC

Thomasville Family Pharmacy
1116 Lexington Avenue
Thomasville, NC

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center
207 Old Lexington Road
Thomasville, NC



Loose needles and syringes cannot be placed in the drop box
If you think someone is experiencing an overdose, call 911 immediately.


North Carolina Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222
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For more information on the coalition, contact DCSPAN@davidsoncountync.gov or visit www.DCSPAN.com

Law Enforcement Efforts to Prevent Overdose Deaths in North Carolina and Georgia from North Carolina Harm Reduction

 

911 Good Samaritan and Naloxone Access Law

Naloxone (Narcan) is an effective, prescription medication that reverses opioid drug overdose. For Overdoses: As of April 9th, 2013, a person who seeks medical assistance for someone experiencing a drug overdose cannot be prosecuted for possession of small amounts of most drugs or for possession of drug paraphernalia if evidence for the charge was obtained as a result of the person seeking help. The victim is protected from these charges as well.

For Alcohol Poisoning: As of April 9th, 2013, an underage person who seeks medical assistance for someone experiencing alcohol poisoning cannot be prosecuted for possession or consumption of alcohol if evidence for the charge was obtained as a result of the person seeking help. However, the person must give their real name when seeking help and then remain with the victim until help arrives.

Immunity: Doctors and other providers who prescribe naloxone AND the people who administer naloxone in the case of an overdose are immune from civil or criminal liability for those actions as long as they act in good faith.

Direct link to the law can be found here.

 

Davidson County Stop Precription Abuse Now! Coalition

Secure your medication in a dry, locked location.

(Bathroom medicine cabinets are often moist and easily accessible by children and family members and the first place a drug seeker will look).

Take medications as prescribed by your health care professional.

Only take medication prescribed specifically for YOU. Don't take other people's medication, not even family members. Don't share you medication.

Pack up old and no longer used medications and dispose of them at a scheduled medicine drop.

If you think someone is experiencing an overdose, call 911 immediately.

For more information on the coalition, contact DCSPAN@davidsoncountync.gov or visit www.DCSPAN.com

 

For help with a Substance Abuse Crisis, call

Daymark Recovery Services: 336-242-2450 (M-F 8am-8pm) or call 1-800-939-5911 after hours and/or for emergencies

Carolina Counseling: 336-300-7614

Cardinal Innovations: 1-800-939-5911

Monarch: 336-224-6071

North Carolina Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222