Don’t Let An Injury Lead to an Opioid Addiction!
High School Athletes – The Statistics
2 million are expected to suffer a sports injury this year
Many will be prescribed opioid painkillers
75% of high school heroin users started with prescription opioids
28.4% used medical opioids at least once over a three year period
11% have used an opioid for nonmedical reasons
Nearly 25% of students who chronically use prescription opioids also use heroin
Read the Athlete Opioid Information Sheet below to learn about alternative methods to pain relief:
Athlete Opioid Information Sheet
Hudson Police Department participated in National Drug Take Back Day Saturday 4/28/18 at Acme grocery store (116 West Streetsboro Street). Did you know the majority of prescription drug abusers report that they obtain their drugs from friends and family, including from the home medicine cabinet? Help fight against the misuse of prescription drugs by dropping off your unused and expired prescriptions to the Hudson Police Department at 36 South Oviatt Street and use the Medications Disposal Box to properly dispose of medications. The Disposal Box is available 24 hours a day!