How to Dispense Unwanted Medication

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How Can I Dispose Of Unwanted Opioids And Other Medications?

DO YOU WANT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMEONE YOU KNOW  BECOMING ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS OR WORSE?

Did you know that opioids often enter the hands of family, friends, and community through the family medicine cabinet? We must all be aware of this fact and do our part to prevent this from happening.

KEEP ALL MEDICATIONS LOCKED IN A SAFE PLACE

 

This prevents the chance of:

  • medication getting into the hands of children

  • pets finding and ingesting medications

  • curious family members or houseguests taking it, and possibly becoming addicted and/or passing it out to friends

 

PLEASE DO YOUR PART

 

Don't be naive and think, "That would never happen in our house." Because it can and does happen in many homes.​

  • To dispose of unneeded or expired mediciations, take your medicine to DEA-registered collectors deadiversion.usdoj.gov

  • or visit safe.pharmacy/drug-disposal

  • These sites safely and securely collect and dispose of pharmaceuticals containing controlled substances and over the counter medication and other more.

  • Some of these community collection sites may have collection receptacles, referred to as “drop-boxes.” These boxes assist consumers in safely disposing of their unused medicines.