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Opioid Awareness: What can YOU do? Talk to your Kids!






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The Opioid Crisis

March 07, 2016

By Ana Paulina

Bridgewater-Raynham, Massachusetts: Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz confronts the Opioid Crisis

ADDICTION: CAN START WHEN KIDS EXPERIMENT WITH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OR ARE PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS AFTER AN INJURY OR SURGERY

  • Get information about medications prescribed to your child and ask about potential risks for addiction.
  • Keep prescription drugs in a safe place.
  • Monitor the use of Children's prescriptions and yours.
  • Safely dispose of expired or unused medications.Contact your local Police or Health Department to learn How.


IF YOUR LOVED ONE IS USING


GET EDUCATED:
about the Disease of Addiction

FIND TREATMENT FOR YOUR LOVED ONE:
call the

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline

1-800-327-5050


BE READY IN CASE OF AN OVERDOSE: get trained for rescue Breathing, and on how to administer NARCAN.

GET SUPPORT: for you and your family.

Information provided by www.learn2cope.org a peer-led support network for families dealing with addiction and recovery.


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