What is Project C.L.E.A.N.?
Project C.L.E.A.N. is a partnership between local community leaders (healthcare professionals, law enforcement, school officials and community members) to enhance awareness and understanding of narcotic use and abuse. This is accomplished through community education seminars that encourage open conversations about the safe use of narcotics.
A narcotic is a drug (such as opium or morphine) that in moderate doses dulls the senses, relieves pain, and induces sleep but in excessive doses can cause stupor, coma, convulsions and even death. Narcotic medicines are often prescribed by health care professionals to treat pain. These medicines may be needed while you are in the hospital and also after you go home.
Patients, family members and other caregivers can play an important role in the safe use of these medicines by becoming better informed. The information in the brochure below will review some important safety information about narcotics.