If you are experiencing a life-threatening situation or an emergency
Please contact 911, your local or regional hospital, or your physician’s emergency services if you or someone you are with is experiencing a life-threatening situation or emergency as a result of prescription medications or over-the-counter medications.
If you are with someone who has abused medicines and might have overdosed
- Call the poison control center at 800/222-1222 from anywhere in the US.
- Calls are free and confidential and can save a life! Poison control center experts can take your call 24/7/365. When in doubt, check it out. It does not have to be an emergency to call.
If you make an error with your medication
Call the poison control center at 800/222-1222 immediately. A poison control center expert can assist you at no cost, if you mistakenly take medication that is not prescribed for you, or if you have taken too much medication, prescription or non-prescription.
If you need help with prescription drug abuse:
- Use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Treatment Center Locator.
- Visit The Partnership at Drugfree.org for information on helping teens.
If you are interested in supporting prevention efforts in your community
Visit the D.A.R.E. Web site for information about programs that educate school children from kindergarten through 12th grade about the dangers of drug use and abuse–including prescription drug misuse and abuse–and other related issues. You may wish to contact your local D.A.R.E. chapter to learn about supporting efforts to educate children in your community.