How to dispose of prescription drugs safely
Why should you dispose your prescription drugs?
Medicine left over from a doctor’s prescription can be abused or misused. Abuse of some prescription drugs has become a real problem in our community. It can also be hazardous for you to use leftover drugs for something other than for the illness your doctor prescribed them in the first place.
Three ways to safely dispose of prescription drugs in Carson City
Frequently asked questions
Have the conversation
Have a conversation with family members, especially children and teens, about the dangers of taking prescription opioids.
Make it a rule in your family that medications always are kept in their original containers, and only the person to whom the medicine was prescribed will take it. Keep prescriptions in a secure location and dispose of them safely when no longer needed.
If your child or teen is prescribed a medicine, help prevent drug misuse by talking with them about how to use their medication safely, how to turn down invitations to misuse from others, and the importance of not sharing any unused medicines with others.
Finally, talk about the many positive ways we all can cope with the demands of life.