Are you concerned about someone who is abusing prescription opiates or heroin?
In 2015, 2,732 people in Pennsylvania died due to a drug overdose and the numbers are rising.
Learn how to take life saving measures now at www.getnaloxonenow.org. Act 139, which includes the Good Samaritan provision, was passed in November 2014. The law covers individuals seeking to help someone get medical treatment for an overdose. Additionally, the law provides immunity from prosecution for those responding to and reporting overdoses. Act 139 is used to encourage people to help someone who may experience an overdose. Take advantage of these free, easy to access, confidential training sessions on opioids and the administration of naloxone at www.getnaloxonenow.org.
Medication Collection Boxes in Chester County
Did you know you can dispose of your unwanted, unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at various locations throughout Chester County. Chester County Medication Collection Boxes will help reduce these statistics:
- 75% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from friends or relatives.
- 1 in 5 high school students have abused prescription drugs.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies have detected pharmaceutical drugs in our water supply.
Click here for additional information on available Chester County Collection Boxes
Learn how to respond to an overdose emergency
Chester County Drug and Alcohol Services Map