Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription Drug Abuse is a Growing Problem.
For more data related to prescription drug abuse, view the Prescription Drug Abuse Data Brief. (609kb pdf)
Drop Off Location Posters
- Benson County Sheriff's Office (425kb jpg)
- Bismarck Police Department (541kb jpg)
- Bottineau County Sheriff's Office (760kb jpg)
- Bowman County Sheriff's Office (760kb jpg)
- Carrington Police Department (760kb jpg)
- Dickinson Police Department (521kb jpg)
- Fargo Police Department (745kb jpg)
- Foster County Sheriff's Office (7551kb jpg)
- Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office (757kb jpg)
- Grand Forks Police Department (755kb jpg)
- Harvey Police Department (748kb jpg)
- Jamestown Police Department (760kb jpg)
- Mandan Police Department (750kb jpg)
- Minot Police Department (744kb jpg)
- Mountrail County Sheriff's Office (757kb jpg)
- Ramsey County Sheriff's Office (760kb jpg)
- Richland County Sheriff's Office (757kb jpg)
- Rugby Police Department (748kb jpg)
- Traill County Sheriff's Office (755kb jpg)
- Valley City Police Department (755kb jpg)
- Wahpeton Police Department (756kb jpg)
- Walsh County Sheriff's Office (755kb jpg)
- Wells County Sheriff's Office (757kb jpg)
- West Fargo Police Department (758kb jpg)
- Williston Police Department (751kb jpg)
Materials to Support Local Prevention Efforts
Download and print the following materials for your local prevention efforts or visit the ND Prevention Resource and Media Center (PRMC) to request copies.
- Toolkit to guide local prevention efforts (2.03 Mb pdf)
- Poster (22.19 Mb pdf)
- Poster - Take Back Locations (59 Mb pdf)
- Static TV PSA (5.08 Mb jpg)
- Flyer (1.7 Mb pdf)
- Postcard (1.03 Mb pdf)
Click here for Tribal-specific resources.
Browse other resources related to Prescription Drug Abuse at the PRMC
Learn how to safeguard your medications.
- Consider using a lock box or hide medications in a discrete location in your home so they are not easy for others to find.
- Keep track of your medicine. Count how many pills you have at any given time to check for missing pills.
- Don't share your medications under any circumstances. If a family member or friend is injured, instead of "sharing" a pain reliever, make sure he or she sees a healthcare professional for care.
- Keep a low profile. Your medicines are your business. There's no reason to tell people about the medicines you take.
- Properly dispose of old or unused medicines. If a take-back program is not available, prescription drugs can be placed in a non-see-through container mixed with coffee grounds or kitty litter and thrown in the garbage.
- Store your medications in a secure and dry place. (Not Bathrooms)
Take Back Program
The Office of The Attorney General has created local Take Back Programs around the state that are free to the public. Unused/unwanted medicines and prescription drugs (including controlled substances) can be disposed of safely by depositing them in a secure disposal container, located in the lobby of participating police departments and sheriffs' offices.
An open house can also provide an opportunity for someone to steal prescription medications. The North Dakota Association of Realtors®, along with the N.D. Department of Human Services and the Office of the Attorney General, developed the following resources for Realtors to provide to their clients.
Region 1 Realtor® Handout (25 kb pdf): Williston Board
Region 2 Realtor® Handout (25 kb pdf): Minot Board
Region 3 Realtor® Handout (25 kb pdf): Grand Forks Area Association
Region 4 Realtor® Handout (25 kb pdf): Badlands Board
Region 5 Realtor® Handout (25 kb pdf): Bismarck Mandan Board
Region 6 Realtor® Handout (25 kb pdf): Jamestown Board
Region 7 Realtor® Handout (25 kb pdf): Fargo Moorhead Area Association
Region 8 Realtor® Handout (25 kb pdf): Wahpeton Breckenridge Board