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PROTECT YOUR KIDS, FAMILIES, AND ENVIRONMENT

 

Lock up your medications and safely dispose of unused medications at a safe disposal location. 

WHY STORE, SAFEGUARD AND DISPOSE OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE?

 

Safeguarding prescription medicine properly is easy once you know what to do, and it is important for the health and safety of your family and others who come into your home.

The medicine may get into the wrong hands if a family member or visitor takes it without your knowledge. They may use it incorrectly to try to treat a medical condition - or worse, they may abuse it. Children or pets may be accidentally poisoned by ingesting easily accessible medicine.

1 Source: Washington State Department of Health
2 Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

  • LOCK UP YOUR 
    MEDICATIONS.

  • DISPOSE OF UNUSED 
    PILLS SAFELY.

  • TALK WITH YOUR 
    DOCTOR ABOUT OTHER 
    WAYS TO MANAGE PAIN.

  • ASK YOUR PHARMACIST TO
    FILL PRESCRIPTIONS 
    PARTIALLY.

SAFE DISPOSAL TO REDUCE DRUG ABUSE

 

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem. The abuse of medicines by teens often results in medical emergencies or fatal overdoses. Most people who take medicine improperly, including teens, do not get it from a drug dealer. They get it from a friend or relative, often, without their knowledge. Safely disposing of medicine gets potentially dangerous leftover drugs out of our homes.

SAFE MEDICINE STORAGE TIPS

1 Source: Washington State Department of Health