On Sunday, ADAMH Interim CEO, Dr. Kevin Dixon, joined Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and President of the Nationwide Foundation, Chad Jester, at Faith Ministries Church to discuss the opioid epidemic in central Ohio and the messaging behind Ohio Opioid Education Alliance's Denial, OH campaign:
Talk to your kids about opioids.
Dispose of leftover prescription drugs.
The opioid problem impacts all communities. Pastor Dr. C. Dexter Wise III extended this message to include all classifications of drugs which are impacting our community.
To learn more about the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance, including tips on how to talk to your kids and how to properly dispose of medications, visit: dontliveindenial.org/...
Did you know that one in three Americans who use prescription medications is an older adult? Older adults are also more likely to take multiple medications prescribed by several health care providers, which puts older adults at increased risk for reactions, such as falls, depression, confusion and malnutrition. Research has also shown that three out of five older adults take their prescriptions improperly, including skipping doses, not filling prescriptions and not following the prescriber's directions.
As you age, medication safety becomes more important. Knowing how to be your own medical advocate and safely take, store and dispose of medications can keep you and your family members safe from intentional or accidental misuse and abuse.