Most of us are aware of the opioid epidemic. What most of us may not know is how drug addiction from unused medication left in our home medicine cabinets or confiscated narcotics stockpiled in clinics and police departments are affecting the lives of people we know, even our closest family and friends, and loved ones.
When we hired Chad to produce a NarcX documentary video, we knew he was an expert in getting the story right, blending facts and figures with real people’s experiences and powerful testimonials. Chad, a successful business owner and family man from California was touched, even disturbed, by what he was hearing about victims of drug addiction from improper disposal.
One day, while bringing NarcX sample bottles home from his video shoot, Chad remembered that his own medicine cabinet should still have a few leftover prescription medications. He knew that these medications had not been fully used.
Intent on making use of NarcX, he went directly to the kitchen medicine cabinet and searched for the bottles. He wanted to remove the possibility of these medications ending up in the wrong hands. He found the bottles empty. The leftover pills were gone!
“Who took them?” Chad wondered. From his own kitchen medicine cabinet, the pills were gone. And no one knew where. Had NarcX been used sooner, the leftover pills would have been promptly destroyed . . . and more drug addiction could have been averted.
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, approximately 80 percent of addicts admit they began their addiction with a prescription drug not prescribed for them by a doctor, but from unused prescriptions in their house, a friend’s house, or neighbor’s house.
Most of us know someone that has become addicted or has died due to drug overdose. These tragedies could have been avoided if the unused medication would have been properly disposed of in the first place.
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