Drug counselors are increasingly seeing the importance of keeping the drugs they’re prescribing safe and under the watchful eye of their patients.
They’re taking on a larger role in educating patients about how to safely use drugs, and they’re working with state and local law enforcement to provide education about how the drug industry operates and the penalties for those who violate the law.
Here are a few tips to help you stay safe:The most important thing you can do to keep yourself safe is be aware of the risks of using any drug, especially one you know is potentially dangerous.
If you’re thinking about using any drugs, talk to a doctor about your risk and how it compares to the other risks.
Ask if they’ve tested you for any drugs that might make you more likely to take more dangerous drugs.
Some drugs can be extremely dangerous, especially if you’re younger.
If you’re under 18, don’t take any drugs or substances unless you’re comfortable with the risks.
The most dangerous drug you can get from any source is heroin.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) lists it as a Schedule I drug, meaning it has a high potential for abuse.
The DEA defines a drug as having no currently accepted medical use and a high possibility for abuse and no accepted safety for use by adults.
Heroin is a highly addictive drug, which means the higher the dose you get, the more dangerous it becomes.
The best way to stay safe is to limit your drug use and use in a controlled environment.
Use a vaporizer or other device that produces a low or steady vapor that’s easy to inhale.
Never drive a car or use a vending machine or a vending cart.
Never smoke or ingest drugs.
When you’re driving or using a mobile phone, stay at least 1.5 meters away from other drivers and don’t use a portable charger.
If using drugs, remember that you don’t know what the risks are.
If your doctor recommends certain drugs, you should discuss the benefits with your doctor.
You also can tell your doctor about any medical conditions that you might have.
If there’s a medical reason to use a drug, you can talk with your physician to see if there’s an appropriate way to use the drug safely.
If necessary, you’ll need to talk with a health care provider about the risk of taking certain drugs.
You can contact the National Poison Data System, which maintains data on poisonings, to learn more about the information you need to know about drugs.