The use and abuse of prescription drugs on college campuses is a serious concern. Taking medication that is not prescribed to you, misusing your own prescriptions, and mixing medication with alcohol and other drugs can result in genuine harm and even death. It is important to consult with your medical provider, understand the side effects, and be honest with your use of alcohol or other substances while taking prescription medication for anxiety, depression, or any other mental or physical health condition.

If you have unused or unwanted medication, CHWS can safely dispose of your prescription(s). There are also several locations in Pierce County that will take unwanted medication(s).

Prescription Drug Myths