Safety at Home


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KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE

Child-resistant doesn’t mean child-proof. Secure your prescription and over-the-counter medications, including medical cannabis, out-of-reach from young children as well as teens. Child-resistant packaging helps but is no guarantee of safety.

  • Properly dispose of expired and unused medications
  • Use special care with medications that look like candy
  • Call your local Police Department for safe, confidential drop-off bins

LOCK UP AND SECURE YOUR MEDICATIONS

Most teenagers who abuse prescription drugs are given them for free by a friend or relative.

Don’t make it easy. Lock up your meds.

  • Keep track of pill quantities
  • Properly dispose of unused medications
  • Block access to online pharmacies and drug sources
  • Participate in county prescription drug take-back days
  • Learn the facts on Rx drug abuse
  • Talk about it 

How are prescription drugs abused?

  • Taking medication that has been prescribed for somebody else
  • Taking a drug in a way other than prescribed
  • Taking a medication to get high

How can you keep your home safe?
Start with creating a routine for keeping your family medications secure and safe from children.

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 Adapted from Ventura County Behavioral Health / www.venturacountyresponds.org 

 

Northern Sierra Opioid Safety Coalition: info@northernsierraopioidsafety.org



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