I will be presenting “How Teens Abuse Prescription Medicine” throughout Lyon County during the second week of June. Attached to this message are the fliers that give the location and time throughout Lyon County.
June 15th @ 6:00PM Fernley Senior Center
I encourage every parent to attend one of the presentations. Prescription medication abuse leads to harder drug seeking behavior. With opioid abuse, and overdoses on the rise throughout the Country, learning how to identify and prevent the abuse of prescription drugs may save a life.
-Mood swings relating to availability of prescription medications.
Prescription opioid misuse includes taking someone else’s medicine, using medicine in a way other than prescribed, taking medicine to get high, or mixing medicine with alcohol or other substances. Oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine are some of the most commonly misused prescription pain medications.
Messages such as this will be shared several times throughout the year. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office believes community involvement and education can slow the rise of drug abuse in our communities, especially amongst our children.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message, have a safe Memorial Day weekend, and once again please take time to remember those that have given so much to this Country, and our freedom.