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Prescription Drugs are Still Drugs – Video

Originally published by the Iowa Department of Public Health

Unless you’re taking a drug your healthcare provider prescribed just for you, you won’t know if it’s safe for your body.

Opioids, like Oxycodone (also called “oxy”), are highly addictive, and should only be taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider.

Young adults ages 18-25 have the highest abuse rate of any age group for non-medical use of prescription drugs. (And ages 12 to 17 aren’t far behind)*

Four out of five new heroin users started with prescription drugs like oxy.

Overdoses kill more people than car accidents.

Taking someone else’s pills is a prescription for trouble.

If you or a loved one are currently experiencing problems with the use of opioids, treatment options are available.

If you want more information or have questions, call (855) 581-8111, or text (855) 895-8398.

*According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse

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