Dangers of Medication Abuse

Prescription and over the counter drugs are especially dangerous when taken with alcohol or mixed with other drugs. Mixing certain drugs with alcohol can cause a person’s heart and breathing to slow down or even stop.

If you are taking painkillers, sedative, sleeping pills or anti-depressants, there is risk that you can easily become addicted.

Expert help is available 24 hours a day. If you think you have made a error with your medicine, you can call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222 to find out what treatment might be needed.

If you need immediate assistance, call the Community Wide Crisis Line at 1-520-622-6000 or 1-800-796-6762.