61 Dane County residents died in 2011 from Opioids, a 436% increase from 2000. It is now the leading cause of injury death in Dane County.
A Dane County Survey Found that 75% of those in recovery started their opioid use with prescription drugs.
Please consider the questions below to determine the safety of your home as it relates to safe use and storage of your prescription medications.
Taking a regular ‘inventory’ of your prescription medications – whether they are for pain, sleep, anxiety, etc.; keeping them in a safe place; and disposing of them properly can and does save lives.
If you have any questions about the considerations listed above, please contact your medical provider to speak about specific ways you can more safely use and store your medications.
Source: UseOnlyAsDirected, Utah Department of Public Health
People expect the 911 system to work quickly and reliably, everywhere and with any device. The National 911 Program’s role is to help the 911 community provide optimal 911 services across the nation.
American Association of Poison Control Centers: (800) 222-1222
The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation’s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. Poison centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Dane County Suicide Crisis Line: (608) 280-2600
National Suicide Prevention Line:
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