Lucas: Lock it up. Don’t let your prescription become someone else’s drug. | Avoid Opioid SD
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Lucas: Lock it up. Don’t let your prescription become someone else’s drug.

“If you leave them laying around, they’re going to end up in the wrong hands.”

Anyone can struggle with addiction. Listen to what Lucas has to say about their struggles with opioid addiction. If you or someone you know feels lost and unsure of where to turn, call the Resource Hotline. A Care Coordinator will help you find your personal path to recovery. Don’t wait. Learn more at AvoidOpioidSD.com/Care-Coordination.

Like any good addict will do, “Can I get a drink of water? Can I use your bathroom?”

You know, you check the kitchen cupboards, the bathroom cupboards, and sure enough there’s this big bottle of Vicodin. So, I took a handful. A few days later, I go back and take more and take more. The real addict in me took over and I grabbed the entire bottle and took them as my own, thinking they wouldn’t notice.

If you are on prescription pain medication, and you need them, don’t leave them in your bathroom cabinet. Don’t put them above the kitchen sink. Addicts are intuitive about where to look for prescription pain killers. Keep your prescription close to you. If you leave them laying around, they’re going to end up in the wrong hands. The truth of it is… is that while it’s your medicine, it’s another person’s drug.

Storing medication securely keeps everyone safe. To remove the risk, order your free medication lock box at AvoidOpioidSD.com.

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