Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City
The American Dental Association (ADA) is advising dentists to talk to all of their patients about the dangers of prescription drug abuse in our country. The ADA is sending out this message before the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012.
This day is going to be dedicated for people to bring back unwanted or expired medications (including opiods and painkillers) to designated disposal sites across the country. Did you know that prescription medications are now the most commonly abused drugs among kid’s ages 12-13 and second to marijuana among young adults? This data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration also found that these drugs are usually taken from medicine cabinets of friends and family.
Be a part of something positive and participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, September 29th.
For more information, call Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City or visit the ADA website, linked HERE!
To find a collection site near you, CLICK HERE.