Help Kyle Choose Wisely

Kyle, a high school student with ADHD, faces a difficult decision when it comes to having his prescription stimulant medication with him at school.

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For information on addiction, misuse, abuse and diversion of prescription medications, please visit the National Institute on Drug Abuse. SAMHSA’s free and confidential National Helpline can be reached at 1-800-662-HELP(4357) and 1-800-487-4889 (TTY).

Safe Storage for Prescription Stimulants

When stored improperly, prescription stimulants can be found easily in a medicine cabinet or on a kitchen shelf. This increases the chances of family members or visitors accidentally taking or intentionally misusing the medicine.1,2

Get information on how proper storage can help prevent accidental or intentional misuse.

Safe Disposal for Prescription Stimulants

Proper and prompt removal of expired or unused prescription stimulants from the home can help reduce the possibility that others may accidentally take or intentionally misuse the medicine.2

1 Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine.; 2018. https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2018-11/DEA_PrescriptionForDisaster-2018ed_508.pdf. Accessed February 2020.
2 S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Unwanted Medications. https://scdhec.gov/environment/recycling-waste-reduction/unwanted-medications. Published 2018. Accessed February 2020.

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