5 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Medicine Cabinets

Thinking about doing some spring cleaning over the next few weeks? Chances are that cleaning out your medicine cabinet isn’t on your list of projects. But, it should be. Oftentimes, people keep unused medication to have “on call” in case of an emergency for a future need. In actuality, those medications are not intended for future use and also could be expired. With National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinets Day approaching on April 17, now is a great time to take a look at wherever you store your medications and dispose of any that are unwanted, unused, or expired.  

Understanding and Addressing Stimulant Misuse on College Campuses

Across the country, nearly 20 million college students are preparing for the new academic term. The college experience comes with many new transitions - it’s important for school administrators, students, and their families to be prepared to manage these transitions to create an environment and campus climate that nurtures student success. One such preparation is addressing the topic of prescription drug safety on campus, including prescription stimulants.

Destigmatizing Addiction & Mental Illness

Takeaways from the 2019 Prescription Drug Safety Network Summit, which repeatedly underscored the importance of properly monitoring and disposing prescription drugs within households and communities. Closely monitoring prescription drug supply is paramount in safeguarding against both intentional and unintentional overdoses.

Prescription Drug Monitoring and Disposal Best Practices

Takeaways from the 2019 Prescription Drug Safety Network Summit, which repeatedly underscored the importance of properly monitoring and disposing prescription drugs within households and communities. Closely monitoring prescription drug supply is paramount in safeguarding against both intentional and unintentional overdoses.

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use

To help support families in this situation, particularly those that have been impacted by the Opioid Crisis, Generations United has launched a powerful tool, Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use, which addresses a range of topics from practicing self-care, managing childhood trauma, preventing harmful drug use, and having conversations with children about their birth-parent/s’ drug use.