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Resources available to raise awareness about the dangers of counterfeit pills


October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month and the perfect time to talk about the dangers of counterfeit pills. To help share this important message, RecoveryOhio has partnered with several state agencies to create a new public awareness campaign focused on warning middle school, high school and college students and their families of the dangers of counterfeit pills. 

Whether it's from the dark web, classmates or social media, children can buy pills. Unfortunately, these pills can be fake and hard to detect. Even those that look exactly like real medications can be laced with the deadly opioid fentanyl, which can put your child at risk of an accidental overdose. The best way for parents and other caring adults to ensure children are safe is by talking to them about the risks involved and reminding them that any pills that don’t come from a medical professional can be dangerous.

Find social media posts, posters, a video and other helpful resources to educate students, families and the school community about this risk on RecoveryOhio’s website.