The Dothan Police Department would like to remind our citizens of the importance of securing prescription and over the counter drugs when not in use. Bottled medication is quickly becoming a wanted item by thieves, family and friends looking to abuse their use. Within this past summer, we’ve seen several cases where people have overdosed on large amounts of medications, due to things like depression and curiosity. Noticing behavioral changes in those close to you may be a sign. Explaining the dangers of these medications to children or being that person to talk to with an adult can help in curbing this spike overdosing.
Below are phone numbers to help centers created to assist those in need.