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NON-MEDICAL USE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS in north dakota THE PROBLEM 2013 20 DEATHS 2014 43 DEATHS Overdose deaths in ND increased from 20 deaths in 2013 to 43 deaths in 2014. CCINCHS, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality of ND high school students used prescription drugs without a prescription one or more times during their lifetime. YRBS, 2015 of North Dakotans aged 18 or older used nonmedical pain relievers at least once during the past year. NSDUH, 2013-2014 14.5% 3.8% 78.7% Of those ND adults who provided an answer, 78.7% felt that adult prescription drug use was a problem and 76.5% perceive youth prescription drug use as a problem. CRS, 2015 76.5% The majority (90.6%) of ND adults agree that preventing 90.6% alcohol and other drug use among youth is important. CRS, 2015 HOW DID THIS BECOME A PROBLEM? CHANGE COMES FROM... Widely Available The number of prescriptions dispensed in 2015 (1,493,847) is a 59.7% increase from the number dispensed in 2008 (935,201). ND Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Accessibility 23.8% of ND adults perceive it is not at all difficult for adults or youth to access prescription drugs in their community. CRS, 2015 59.7% 23.8% LOCK Keep medication out of sight and in a safe and secure place. Accessibility 65.9% of people who MONITOR Keep track of medication and take only as directed. Don't share your medication with others. Early Age of First Use 63% 0f the 4.9% of ND college students who have used prescription drugs non-medically in the past year, 63% state they did so for the first time before turning 18. NDCORE, 2014 65.9% abuse prescription pain relievers obtain them from a friend or relative. NSDUH National Findings, 2014 Drop off unused medication at local Take Back locations. To find a location near you, visit http://www.ag.nd.gov/PDrugs/ TakeBackProgram.htm. www.hankinsondrug.com 323 Main Ave S. Hankinson, ND 701-242-7414 47 Wiley Ave S. Lidgerwood, ND 701-538-4616 Hankinson Drug and Julie's Pharmacy will take back medications during business hours! Hankinson Drug, Inc. and Julie's Pharmacy & Home Decor NON-MEDICAL USE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS in north dakota THE PROBLEM 2013 20 DEATHS 2014 43 DEATHS Overdose deaths in ND increased from 20 deaths in 2013 to 43 deaths in 2014. CCINCHS, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality of ND high school students used prescription drugs without a prescription one or more times during their lifetime. YRBS, 2015 of North Dakotans aged 18 or older used nonmedical pain relievers at least once during the past year. NSDUH, 2013-2014 14.5% 3.8% 78.7% Of those ND adults who provided an answer, 78.7% felt that adult prescription drug use was a problem and 76.5% perceive youth prescription drug use as a problem. CRS, 2015 76.5% The majority (90.6%) of ND adults agree that preventing 90.6% alcohol and other drug use among youth is important. CRS, 2015 HOW DID THIS BECOME A PROBLEM? CHANGE COMES FROM... Widely Available The number of prescriptions dispensed in 2015 (1,493,847) is a 59.7% increase from the number dispensed in 2008 (935,201). ND Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Accessibility 23.8% of ND adults perceive it is not at all difficult for adults or youth to access prescription drugs in their community. CRS, 2015 59.7% 23.8% LOCK Keep medication out of sight and in a safe and secure place. Accessibility 65.9% of people who MONITOR Keep track of medication and take only as directed. Don't share your medication with others. Early Age of First Use 63% 0f the 4.9% of ND college students who have used prescription drugs non-medically in the past year, 63% state they did so for the first time before turning 18. NDCORE, 2014 65.9% abuse prescription pain relievers obtain them from a friend or relative. NSDUH National Findings, 2014 Drop off unused medication at local Take Back locations. To find a location near you, visit http://www.ag.nd.gov/PDrugs/ TakeBackProgram.htm. www.hankinsondrug.com 323 Main Ave S. Hankinson, ND 701-242-7414 47 Wiley Ave S. Lidgerwood, ND 701-538-4616 Hankinson Drug and Julie's Pharmacy will take back medications during business hours! Hankinson Drug, Inc. and Julie's Pharmacy & Home Decor