Store medicine safely and securely

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.