NATIONAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH 2013: WEEK FOUR

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Here is a summary of WEEK FOUR:

Monday

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Day 21: Get rid of prescription drugs and heroin use skyrockets. Stop heroin use and what takes its place? In Russia it was Krokodil. This drug is cheaper, more potent, and more deadly than heroin and is coming to a town near you! Unless… Please do something to prevent substance abuse today. A drug has never killed anyone. The disease of ADDICTION kills. Warning, viewing this link is not for the meek:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/09/krokodil-drug_n_4073417.html

Tuesday

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Day 22: With only two pain specialists per 100,000 veterans & with the majority of new VA patients needing pain care, the system is going to be even more overloaded. There are too many overdoses already! Our veterans deserve better.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57603767/veterans-dying-from-overmedication/

Wednesday

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Day 23:  In the majority of states drug overdoses kill more people than auto accidents, but this legendary NASCAR driver may have died as a result of not having enough pain medication. http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/9286940

Thursday

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Day 24: “Molly,” the adulterated-hit-or-miss-knock-off “Ecstasy” (MDMA), is dangerous, causes seizures and deaths – your body and brain burn from the inside out!   Antidepressants, migraine meds, pain meds, seizure meds – and numerous other drugs that increase SEROTONIN – DON’T MIX WITH MOLLY. Halloween is coming & parties are happening.  Please don’t invite Molly. It’s better to dress up like a ghost than to become one.

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/NTBI-PUB.pub?_flowExecutionKey=_c77D951BD-7482-5753-CD82-9A32810403A6_k55C9A193-AF37-0CF4-CB6F-4AB7143858AB

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertglatter/2013/09/02/recent-concert-deaths-highlight-dangers-of-molly

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/27/health/27brody.html?_r=0

Friday

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Day 25: Tomorrow you can turn in your leftover meds. It’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  This is a great way to do something positive for your community, your loved ones and yourself. Most abused prescription drugs don’t come from doctors, pharmacies, or “the street.” They come from family, friends and acquaintances. Just go to the link below and put in your zip code to find a take-back location near you.  What’s in your cabinet?

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/NTBI-PUB.pub?_flowExecutionKey=_c77D951BD-7482-5753-CD82-9A32810403A6_k55C9A193-AF37-0CF4-CB6F-4AB7143858AB

Saturday

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Day 26: Lots of #Halloween parties tonight! Have fun and be safe. NO drinking & driving.  These #zombies know what I mean…

http://zombiesagainstdrunkdriving.com

Sunday

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Day 27: Buprenorphine can effectively treat opioid addiction. Learn about it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHAj4ibyUkI#t=41

Find a doctor here:

http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/bwns_locator

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