A good play on words is always entertaining, but this one spells conduct that could be unhealthy if not hazardous. It's the use of prescription and OTC drugs for purposes other than what they were intended and in higher than appropriate doses. The Illinois Poison Center Blog tells us that due to Pharming "the number of people abusing prescription and OTC medications is growing to about the same as the amount of people using street drugs!" And this:
The top prescription and OTC medications that are likely to be abused include:
Opioid analgesics (pain medications such as Vicodin, Oxycontin, etc.)
Stimulants (hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder medications such as Ritalin, Adderall, etc.)
Sedative-hypnotics (sleep and anxiety medications such as Xanax, Klonopin, etc.)
Dextromethorphan (OTC cough product)
Mix them with alcohol and it really can spell trouble.
So how does one properly dispose of unused prescription or OTC drugs? Some cities have programs in place for accepting and disposing of them -- the city of Midland, Texas, does not. Harvard.edu says in that event take them to a pharmacist for disposal. Or dilute pills with water and liquids with flour, seal them in watertight containers then toss them in the trash. That should delay contaminating the ground water somewhat longer than if they were simply flushed down the toilet.
The urge to get high seems to be insatiable in some people. What we need is a pill to make the urge go away but not feed it.