Drinking too much alcohol can contribute to the risk of health-related injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease and some types of cancer.
The face of the opioid epidemic is as varied as our population, reaching across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Teens are exposed to prescription opioids and trends show that 25 percent of high school seniors self-report medical or nonmedical use of prescription opioids.1
Inside your home, there may be unused or forgotten medicines that are potentially dangerous. Prescription opioids are generally safe when taken as prescribed by a doctor, but they can be misused and lead to addiction, overdose or death.