Rockville Centre Youth Council warns of dangers that lurk in medicine cabinets
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y.
I am an adult member of the Rockville Centre Youth Council. We are on a mission to inform the community of the dangers that unused or expired prescription drugs can pose. Prescription drug abuse is a major problem in our country. Unused or expired prescriptions should not be left in medicine cabinets.
Many drugs in people’s medicine cabinets are dangerous if not taken correctly and/or without a doctor’s prescription. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, four out of five heroin users started on prescription drugs. This is a staggering number. Keeping unused or expired prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet is a recipe for disaster.