Publications

View and download publications about prescription opioids and heroin. Some are available in Euro Portuguese and Spanish.

 

English

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How to Properly Dispose of Your Unused Medicines

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue. The Drug Enforcement Administration provides guidance on the right way to dispose of unused medicine.

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What Heroes Do

The Elks, in collaboration with the DEA, released a new comic book called What Heroes Do. Intended for students in Grades 3-6, the comic book uses a storyline around prescription drug misuse to feature everyday heroes and kids who become special heroes because of the decisions they make every day to stay drug free.
 
For your reference, here is the link to the comic book online.

 

 

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Prescription Drug Abuse Drug Fact Card

Prescription drug abuse is when someone takes a medication prescribed for someone else, takes their own prescription in a way not intended by a doctor, or takes a medication to get high.

Source: Prescription Drugs & Cold Medicines

DEA developed a drug fact card on Prescription Drug Abuse for teens and adults to download. The card is 2-sided, 3x8 inches.

 

Heroin Drug Fact Card

Since 2010, heroin deaths have significantly increased by 248 percent. Heroin is an illegal and highly addictive drug. DEA developed a drug fact card on Heroin for teens and adults to download. The card is 2-sided, 3x8 inches.

 

Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine - English (Third Edition)

Increasing numbers of teens are using prescription and over-the-counter medications to get high. Many parents don’t know enough about this problem, and many teens don’t understand the dangers. This guide helps parents understand this problem and identify the medications teens are abusing.

 

SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit - Updated 2016

Equips health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Addresses issues for health care providers, first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose. Updated in 2016.

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Fact Sheets: Opioids

Check out each of the links below to find key info about various forms of opioids and synthetic opioids in these neat, printable, fact sheets.

Fentanyl

Heroin

Opium

Oxycodone

Synthetic Opioids


 

Em Euro Português

 

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Abuso de Medicamentos

O abuso de medicamentos sujeitos a receita médica consiste em tomar um medicamento de forma ou em dose diversa da prescrita; tomar um medicamento receitado a outra pessoa, ainda que devido a um problema médico legítimo como a dor; ou tomar um medicamento para ficar eufórico.

 

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Aprenda tudo o que você precisa saber sobre heroína e fentanilo.

 

 


En Español

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Receta para el desastre: El abuso de medicamentos en adolescentes

Esta publicación tiene por objeto ser una guía para ayudar al lector a comprender e identificar los medicamentos que los adolescentes usan actualmente en forma indebida.

 

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Desechar Medicamentos Sin Usar de Forma Correcta

Los medicamentos sin utilizar o vencidos son una cuestión de seguridad pública porque pueden usarse de forma indebida, ocasionar intoxicación accidental y sobredosis. La eliminación correcta de drogas sin utilizar salva vidas y protege el medioambiente. (Medicine disposal flyer in Spanish)