Prescription Drug Misuse

Challenges and Opportunities

It is possible to develop a dependence on prescription drugs within a month, even if following physician directions.

Dependency can lead to addiction which is a disease that can change the brain.

  • 68% of new abusers obtain for free
  • 66% of occasional abusers obtain for free
  • 41% of chronic abusers obtain for free

Coalition Actions

Count It! Lock It! Drop It!

Learn about obtaining your own lock box and drop box locations

Healthcare Professionals

Information about Coalition strategies to reduce prescription drug abuse, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and other related concerns.

Indicators of Drug Seeking Behaviors

Learn about recognizing drug seeking behaviors.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Learn more about the epidemic and prevention

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Learn about how childhood experiences can shape health outcomes.


Visit our website devoted to prevention and resources.

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