Poisoning deaths among 15 to 19-year-olds have nearly doubled in the last decade. It's one of the fastest growing cause of death among teens. And the poison fueling this terrible trend may shock you: prescription drugs. Pain relievers, antidepressants, stimulants and other pills dispensed by a doctor for a family member or friend can be deadly if shared or misused in other ways.

Carolinas Poison Center is available 24/7 to help with your questions and concerns. Nurses and pharmacists handle all calls confidentially and free of charge . Please put this number in your phone: 1-800-222-1222.
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Carolinas Poison Center can help if someone has accidentally or intentionally:
  • taken another person's medicine
  • taken too much of his or her own medicine
Poison Help | 1-800-222-1222
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