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- OUD Impact on Pueblo
- In a Family Way – Pregnancy, Parenting, and Substance Use
Poisoning and Drug Overdose
What is a poison?
Any product or substance, including medications, can be harmful if used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount. Poisoning can occur from a product or substance by eating, drinking, breathing, injecting it, getting it on the skin or into the eyes.
A drug overdose is considered a poisoning. In this case, the drug is the product that is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount.
For more information:
Here is how to find out if your combination of medications is safe:
Use the backside of this card to list all medicines you’re taking,
- Please list all prescription and non-prescription medications, herbals, nutritional supplements, eye drops, inhalers, etc. that you use.
- Review this medication list once a year with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain each medicine.
- Store prescription medicines in a drawer or cabinet that can be locked or use a lock box.
- Monitor your medicine inventory. Know how much you’ve used, how much remains, and keep a list of all medicines in the house.
- Make sure other family members secure their medicines before your kids visit them.
- Find “Take-Back” locations around the state where medicines can be returned and destroyed.
- Research the safest home disposal options.
For more information, visit:
Colorado Medication Take-Back Program managed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Permanent collection sites can be found at participating law enforcement agencies, pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics.
TakeMedsBack.org lists permanent collection locations managed by others.
FREE MEDICATION DISPOSAL
Walgreens intersection of Bonforte and Hunter
- 1013 Bonforte Boulevard
- open 7 days a week, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Walgreens intersection of Northern and Prairie
- 2900 W. Northern Avenue
- open 24 hours daily
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center Emergency Department
- 1008 Minnequa Avenue
- open 24 hours daily
Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy
- 3670 Parker Boulevard, 2nd floor
- Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
- Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, closed 1:30 -2:30 PM
- Sunday Closed
Information for Professional Health Providers
The Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a powerful tool for prescribers and dispensers to help reduce prescription drug misuse, abuse, and diversion: helping them to make informed decisions when considering prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance to a patient.
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies guideline for the safe prescribing and dispensing of opioids.
For a toolkit developed for healthcare providers, contact 719-583-4388.