Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Helping others who are abusing opioids
- Reduce the chance that others may accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine - remove expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from your home as quickly as possible. (Source: FDA) Learn how to properly dispose of medications.
- Lock up any medications that could be abused or misused. Find out where to pick up a free medication lock box from one of our CSB sites.
- Learn the physical and behavioral warning signs of opioid use.
- If you or someone you love is using opioids, have a safety plan to prevent overdose. Review our safety plan checklist or get a printable version.
- Take a free REVIVE! training course and learn how to respond in an emergency to reverse a drug overdose.
- Know what to do if someone overdoses (or get a printable version).
- Visit our educational website - KNOW the RxSK - Use with Caution (KnowRX.org) to learn about the risks of prescription drug misuse and importance of proper disposal. The website features information about opioids, what opioid addiction “looks like,” where to get help across the region, and locations to safely dispose of leftover or expired opioid medications.
- Learn about other resources in Virginia from the Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse in Virginia, including information for family and friends, health care providers, law enforcement, first responders and information on treatment and recovery.
Lock & Talk - locking devices for medications and firearms
CSB is offering free locking medication boxes and trigger locks to promote safe storage.
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