SHC & NSDCAR Celebrate KKS Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2016                                 

Thousands of North County San Diegans Learn How to Reduce Prescription Medication Misuse and Abuse

North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® Complete Safe Homes Coalition Keep Kids Safe Program

 

SAN DIEGO – The Safe Homes Coalition (SHC) and the North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® (NSDCAR®), announced today at their Carmel Valley Marketing session, the successful launch of a Keep Kids Safe Program aimed at reducing overdose deaths associated with the misuse and abuse of prescription medications. California Congressman Scott Peters attended the event.

“We aren’t just REALTORS® and Affiliates helping our clients buy and sell homes. We are an important part of this community and want our children safe. We’ve proven that there is indeed something that everyone can do to save a life.  Become educated about the proper use, storage and disposal of these powerful medications.  With your help, we can stem this epidemic that is causing many North San Diego families to lose the ones they love.” Said NSDCAR Coordinating Committee member, and project Leader Laurie Duffy.  “It takes a village.”

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Safe Homes Coalition targets prescription drug thefts at open houses

SAN DIEGO – Authorities say the abuse of prescription medications has become an epidemic in San Diego County, and on Tuesday morning, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced the formation of the Safe Homes Coalition.

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Drug thieves find new targets at open houses

— Before you turn your home over to your Realtor for an open house, check your medicine cabinet.

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Prescription Drug Thieves Target Open Houses

Home sellers are sure to lock up their jewelry and other valuables before an open house.

But what about prescription drugs?

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San Diego Coalition Hopes To Prevent Prescription Drug Theft At Open Houses

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in San Diego and across the country. It is estimated 40 people die every day due to the misuse or abuse of prescription medication.

Now, a San Diego coalition is focusing on safe prescription drug use, storage and disposal. Their first effort is aimed at combating prescription drug theft at open houses.

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Addicts Stealing Prescription Drugs at Open Houses

Addicts have taken to targeting real estate open houses, pilfering through people’s medicine cabinets and night stands looking for prescription drugs, especially painkillers.

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Prescription Drug Addicts Target Open Houses

Prescription drug abusers reportedly are posing as home buyers and using open houses to raid medicine cabinets and night stands in search of drugs.

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Prescription drug users prey on open houses

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego authorities and local real estate agents say prescription drug abusers are preying on open houses and raiding medicine cabinets to feed their addictions.

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Addicts Stealing Prescription Drugs at Open Houses

Addicts have taken to targeting real estate open houses, pilfering through people’s medicine cabinets and night stands looking for prescription drugs, especially painkillers, county officials report.

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Safety Alert: Hosting an Open House? Watch Out for Drug Addicts Trying to Steal Your Prescription Drugs

Addicts have taken to targeting real estate open houses, pilfering through people’s medicine cabinets and night stands looking for prescription drugs, especially painkillers.

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