Storage & Disposal

Proper storage of medication can help avoid improper ingestion and decrease harmful toxins from entering our environment.

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Dangers & Misuse

Older adults are especially vulnerable to misuse and abuse of drugs for many reasons including being prescribed more medications.

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In Arizona, 78% of (surveyed) youth taking drugs report getting them from the homes of family and friends.

The BeMedSmart program, Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) and our supporters aim to educate, increase awareness and sustain a coalition that addresses the use and misuse of medications in older adults. We approach this challenge through presentations, education and advocacy activities.

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