Just Because Your Painkillers are Prescription, Doesn’t Mean They’re Safe

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Every year, millions of prescriptions are written for pain medications – many of those for opiods.  But the LA County Department of Public Health has an alarming new statistic – last year, Los Angeles County reported 568 deaths due to opiod overdose.

If you or someone you know has a substance use disorder, visit managepainsafely.org or call the Substance Abuse Service Helpline (available 24/7): 1-844-804-7500.

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