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Count It! Lock It! Drop It! and GIVEAWAY

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Today’s post, I wrote in hopes to encourage parents across the state of Tennessee, and everywhere, to help keep their children safe by safely storing and disposing of their medications.

Many parents believe their kids would never steal their medications, but unfortunately that is not the case. Two-thirds of Tennesseans using prescription drugs recreationally got them from a friend or relative. When individuals do not properly use or store prescription medications, it creates an opportunity for drug misuse by Tennesseans of all ages.

In Tennessee, there are 76 opioid-related deaths each day and four out of five heroin users begin their addiction on opioids. This year alone, 779 babies in Tennessee were born experiencing withdrawals from drugs.

I’ve teamed up with Count It! Lock It! Drop It!TM (CLD), a comprehensive community plan for prescription drug misuse prevention, based in Coffee County, Tenn. Their initiative is launching a statewide effort to combat the misuse of prescription pain medication. CLD is actively represented in 33 counties across Tennessee.

Their message is simple, but can be lifesaving.

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Count – Count your pills every two weeks to prevent theft and help ensure medications are taken properly.

Lock – Lock up your medications and stock them in a secure place others wouldn’t think to look.

Drop – Drop off your unused or expired medication for proper disposal at drop boxes.

Find a drop box near you.

Take-Back Events

  • Take-back events will be held in various locations throughout the year and provide you with another opportunity to properly dispose of your unused prescription medication.
  • Find a take-back event near you here.

 

Secure Your Pills Before The Holidays

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During the holiday season, we entertain a lot of people. You can’t keep an eye on everyone, so make sure you take the above preventive measures to ensure your friends and family stay safe this holiday season. With prescription drug abuse and overdose increasing, it’s important to take appropriate measures to secure your medicines before visitors arrive.

“Friends or family may seek relief for a headache or some other condition, and simply take a prescription medication they find, thinking it will help,” said Cheryl McClatchey, behavioral health director at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. “It may not be done with bad intentions, but it can have dangerous outcomes.”

Medicine Lock Box Giveaway

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You can purchase lock boxes at local pharmacies or on Amazon. Many Walgreens locations in Tennessee also have drop boxes for people to dispose of old or unused medications. Some coalitions also have a limited supply of free lock boxes. You can find your local community on the CLD communities tab at: http://countitlockitdropit.org/.

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DIARY OF A MINECRAFT WIMPY ZOMBIE Book Giveaway

Minecraft: Diary of a Minecraft Wimpy Zombie Book 3: Monster Christmas (An Unofficial Minecraft Diary Book) by [Steve, MC, Alex, MC]

When my son was younger, he was obsessed with Minecraft. He had Minecraft posters, shirts and even Minecraft shoes (I DIY’ed for him).  In 6th grade, he started reading The Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, which he also loved. Now an 8th grader, his interests lay in politics and world affairs.

If you have a child who is a Minecraft fan, Diary of a Minecraft Wimpy Zombie: Monster Christmas by M.C. Steve, would make a perfect stocking stuffer.

When monsters celebrate Christmas it’s time to wreck the halls…

It’s Christmas – time to party, and fun-loving young zombie Z is not about to disappoint! Z, monster friends Trevor, Bonnie and human boy Steve are ready to cut loose, have fun and feast on loads of pizza. Z isn’t completely off the clock though, his classmates are waiting for his next piece in the school newspaper, and Z isn’t about to disappoint them either.

From learning how to ice skate, to sledding, to a festive New Year’s party, there’s fun around every corner for Z and his buddies. Even Z’s moody older brother R seems to be in the spirit of things, and there’s still one last bash waiting for the the young friends!

What Christmas adventures are waiting for Z and the crew? Time will tell when you read “Monster Christmas”

Non-stop adventure and fun, “Monster Christmas” is the perfect holiday pick for your little human.

I’m giving away ONE paperback copy of Diary of a Minecraft  Wimpy Zombie: Monster Christmas. Just enter your email address.

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GlassesShop.com – My First Online Glasses Order

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Hey everyone. As you can see, this post is going to be about glasses. I’ve had glasses since I was 13 years old and I wear them every day. I also wear contact lenses and prescription sunglasses.  When GlassesShop.com first emailed me and asked if I’d be interested in ordering a pair of their glasses, I was skeptical for two reasons:

  • I had never ordered eyeglasses online before.
  • their prices were low, which made me question the quality of the eyeglasses.

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Since my 7-year-old frames are about to bite the dust, I went ahead and ordered a pair of prescription glasses from GlassesShop.com. I have to admit, ordering online was very convenient. Their site is user-friendly and the ordering process was easy. They have tons of frames to choose from. You can shop by materials, lenses, gender, style or color. They offer frames with single vision lenses for as low as $5.95. Progressive lenses cost extra ($19 – $49).

Once I found a frame I liked, all I had to do was type in my prescription. The glasses arrived within a week. Shipping in the U.S. is under $5 or free on orders over $49. The eyeglasses look really nice and feel sturdy – not cheap at all – and the prescription is accurate. This frame is called Atwood – Black.

 

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I definitely want to try their prescription sunglasses. Mine are old and flimsy-looking. And because GlassesShop.com is so affordable, I can order a couple of different styles.  For someone who doesn’t have vision insurance, I’m glad there are affordable online options available. Glasses can be so expensive at the eye doctor. By the way, GlassesShop.com is American owned and operated.

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Is online glasses shopping for you?

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**I received free glasses to facilitate an honest review. All opinions are 100% mine.**