STORAGE & DISPOSAL
one simple step
75 percent of opioid misuse starts with people using medication that wasn’t prescribed for them—usually taken from a friend or family member. Simple steps, like locking up medications, can stop them from being misused.
PROTECT YOUR KIDS,
Ending opioid misuse in our community begins in our homes. Lock up your medications and safely dispose of unused medications at a take-back program near you. Find one at Med-Project.org.MED-PROJECT.ORG
find a medicine
Drop-boxes are located throughout Washingtion at tribal health centers, tribal and non-tribal police departments and tribal and non-tribal pharmacies.
If your Tribe has a Take Back location you want added to this map, please contact Washington Poison Center
MAIL BACK YOUR MEDICATION
MED-Project offers different types of Mail-Back Packages at no cost. Mailers are pre-paid and pre addressed, and instructions for disposal are included.
LOCK UPWhen you have an active prescription, store it safely.
Lock up opioid medications in a cabinet, drawer, medicine safe, or locking bag.
Know how many pills you have available and count them regularly.
Keep a locking bag in the kitchen instead of the bathroom to prevent loved ones from using medicines in secret. Pay attention to whether or not the prescription is actively being used. If it is no longer needed, dispose of it safely at a take-back program.