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PARENTS WANTED.  Please host a "table talk" free presentation in your home.  Visit this link for more information

 

Dispose of you unwanted and expired medications at your local police station. See flyer for further information. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you have questions or need further information please call Maria Ruggiero at 978-851-7373 Ext 352

 

How to Avoid Overdose

 

Facts about Pain Medication Click Here to Download

 

If you are prescribed an opioid...

  • Only take medicine prescribed to you
  • Don't take more than instructed
  • Call a doctor if your pain gets worseprescription medications tablets
  • Never mix pain medications with alcohol
  • Avoid sleeping pills when taking pain medications
  • Dispose of unused medications
  • Store your medicine in a secure place
  • Learn how to use Nasal Naloxone 

 

 

If you are an active user...

  • Don't use alone: use with friends, let people know you're using, have a cell phone with you, program the number to your local ambulance service.
  • Don't mix drugs: Don't mix - especially opioids, alcohol, and benzos.
  • Be aware of your reduced tolerance: Be aware of your change in weight or recent abstinence. If you relapse your tolerance levels have changed since the last time you used.
  • Be aware if you survived an overdose: Make healthy choices, adjust your doses, seek treatment and/or counseling.
  • Change in drug quality or source: Know your source, be aware of the changes in color/taste/smell/consistency.

 

 

Source: www.healthimperatives.org/sphere