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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) Safety Council

Prescription Drug Abuse

What is Prescription Misuse/Abuse?

Prescription drug misuse and abuse is the intentional or unintentional use of medication without a prescription, in a way other than prescribed, or for the experience or feeling it causes. (SAMHSA, 2016). Most drugs can alter a person's thinking, judgement and health. 

To learn more about Prescription Drug Abuse, click on this link.

Commonly Abused Drugs

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To learn more about Commonly Abused Drugs, click on this link.

How Can Prescription Drug Abuse be Treated?

To find out more about treatment related to prescription drug abuse, click on this link.

Emergencies: Call 911


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Where Can I Get Help?

Student Health and Counseling Center: 559.278.2734

Bulldogs for Recovery: 559.278.6727

SAMHSA National Helpline: 800.662.HELP


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Student Health and Counseling Center:

Phone: 559.278.2734

Hours: M-F, 8-5, W, 9-5