Don't flush your opioids

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Don't flush your opioids

Post by Hovannes » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:33 pm

I just returned from a Christmas party and an interesting discussion with two old friends---one a pharmacist and the other a drug manufacturer's rep. The topic eventually turned to the opioid issue.
It seems like just about every time I get operated on I'm prescribed an opioid pain killer.
I dislike opioids after being given morphine after a bout with peritonitis as a youngster, but I've got to admit that they work---especially when some colt would have a wreck back in my bronc busting days.
Still, I'd take as few as needed and dealt with the pain to follow (as long as I could sleep.)
This would leave me with a lot of pain killers left over, which I'd keep for "emergencies" for about a year, then flush the contents down to Davey Jones,
Apparently a lot of people are doing the same thing and water monitors are finding opioids in the ground water as a result!

I learned that there are pharmacies that are designated drop off points for un-needed prescriptions, and can dispose of the stuff safely.

This is news to me so I thought I'd pass it along

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Re: Don't flush your opioids

Post by wosbald » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:46 pm

+JMJ+

I thought that, whether it's opiates, antipsychotics or aspirin, ya don't flush any drugs.




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Re: Don't flush your opioids

Post by A_Morley » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:22 am

And you're expecting me to be upset at the prospect of free opium flowing from my kitchen faucet?
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Re: Don't flush your opioids

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:34 am

And all I have in my well at the moment are coliform bacteria.
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Re: Don't flush your opioids

Post by hugodrax » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:57 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:34 am
And all I have in my well at the moment are coliform bacteria.
Ain't that the Cleons?
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Re: Don't flush your opioids

Post by Del » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:10 am

wosbald wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:46 pm
+JMJ+

I thought that, whether it's opiates, antipsychotics or aspirin, ya don't flush any drugs.
Not to mention hermophrodite frogs and mallards.

And the waste from healthy persons taking elective sex hormones should be collected for special processing. I'm telling the environmental lobby.
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Re: Don't flush your opioids

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:28 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:57 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:34 am
And all I have in my well at the moment are coliform bacteria.
Ain't that the Cleons?
Mmmm, yesss ...
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Re: Don't flush your opioids

Post by DepartedLight » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:43 pm

There’s an opioids issue?
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Re: Don't flush your opioids

Post by Sir Moose » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:54 am

Around here the pharmacy will take anything EXCEPT opioids. Opioids get dropped off at the police station. I’ve done it a few times and it’s quick and easy.


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Re: Don't flush your opioids

Post by SlowToke » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:26 am

Nice PSA. I'd like to add: Don't bite your friends.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6UWNA-WQgI
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Re: Don't flush your opioids

Post by Del » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:50 am

SlowToke wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:26 am
Nice PSA. I'd like to add: Don't bite your friends.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6UWNA-WQgI
I watched the whole thing. :mermaid:
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