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Making Healthy Choices about Prescription Drugs

 

Prescription drugs can be lifesavers. They can also help people manage health problems. At the same time prescription drugs (Rx) are a leading cause of addiction and accidental overdose deaths throughout the country.

There is a fine line between a medication being helpful and becoming a poison. This depends on the dose of medication, what other medications or substances are added, a patient's underlying medical condition such as lung problems, and body weight. Learn about these issues right from the doctor.

Although medications are helpful and essential, at the same time they are the leading cause of addiction and accidental overdose deaths throughout the country.

In San Diego County, we’ve organized and taken action. On this site you can learn about the San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force (PDATF) and our partner agencies who work together to prevent Rx abuse.

Learn about action you can take to prevent or address problems in your own family

Learn how to keep your own home safe from prescription misuse

Are you a teen or young adult?

Get help for Addiction

Get local data and other resources about Rx abuse.

Learn about ordinances and laws that are helping.

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