National Prevention Week: Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse
SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM – Opioid misuse and overdose continues to be a major public health problem in the United States. It has contributed significantly to accidental deaths among those who use or misuse illicit and prescription opioids.
WHO IS AT RISK? – Anyone who uses opioids for long-term management of chronic cancer or non-cancer pain is at risk for opioid overdose, as are persons who use heroin.
See SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention TOOLKIT for more information. The Toolkit provides great information for patients and family members about how to prevent an overdoses, how to look for signs of an overdose, and what to do when it happens.
Prevention Management Organization and the Fremont County Prevention Coalition are working diligently to assess the issue of opioid misuse and negative consequences in Fremont County. Among those efforts are medication drop boxes places across the county so our residents can safely get it rid of potentially harmful medications.
The can be found at the locations below. Learn more here.
Wind River Community Healthcare – 14 Great Plains Rd, Arapahoe
Fort Washakie Health Center – 29 Black Coal Dr, Ft. Washakie
Lander Police Department – 240 Lincoln St, Lander
Riverton City Hall – 816 N Federal Blvd, Riverton
Dubois Town Hall – 712 Meckem St, Dubois
Shoshoni Town Hall – 102 W 2nd St., Shoshoni