National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Posted on 4/23/2019 by NovaCare Rehabilitation and NovaCare

 

For the management of some types of pain, prescription opioids can certainly help. However, there is not enough evidence to support prolonged opioid use for chronic pain. And, unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue that can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. If thrown in the trash, unused prescriptions can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. The misuse and abuse of over-the-counter medications, illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans.

With that in mind, mark your calendar for Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time, as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in partnership with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement, businesses, medical offices, agencies and first responders, hosts events to collect and safely dispose of unwanted medications.

Removing unwanted or expired medications from the medicine cabinet is an easy way to make a difference in the opioid crisis. Make plans to dispose of unused and unwanted medications during DEA National Rx Take Back Day at a location near you. 

And, remember: To achieve pain-free movement for enhanced quality of life and independence, rely on NovaCare Rehabilitation and NovaCare’s team of extensively trained and licensed therapists. Our clinicians are movement experts who can identify, diagnose and treat your pain or injury and get you back to work, athletics and daily life.

Working with a physical, occupational and/or certified hand therapist through a plan of care that is designed specifically for your needs is a safer and more effective long-term option than opioid use. Let us help you to experience the power of physical therapy today!

Side effects include:

Reduced pain
Restored function
Increased strength and flexibility
Prevention of future injury
Improved quality of life
…And much more!
Medicine dispensed includes:

Manual therapy
Aquatic therapy
Hand/Occupational therapy
Sports performance
Work health
…And much more!
For more information or to request a complimentary consultation, please contact a center near you today.