An opioid overdose can happen to anyone that's around opioids.
Tips to help prevent an opioid overdose:
Keep prescription opioids (like Vicodin, Oxy, Codeine) locked up so kids and pets can't accidentally get them.
Make sure to keep track of when you or someone you know takes their prescribed pills each day, so they don't accidentally take too much.
Dispose of any expired or unused pills at a Prescription Pill Take Back location. They can help you safely get rid of medications you don't need anymore.
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