Keeping medicine stored safely and securely can help prevent opioid (pain medicine or painkiller) misuse. It is easy to do and may save a life.
Put them up.
Store your medicine in the original container. Keep your medicine up, out of sight, and out of reach of children and pets.
Lock them up.
- Keep medicine secure by placing it in a locked cabinet or container.
- If you have younger children in your home, this could mean using child safety locks.
- If you have older children or other people coming into your home, think about using a lock with a key or combination.