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Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Prescription Medication

Prescription opioids can be prescribed by doctors to treat moderate to severe pain, but can also have serious risks and side effects. Common types of opioids include oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine, and methadone. Although these prescription medications can be helpful when it comes to treating pain, when individuals do not properly use, store, or dispose of prescription medications, it creates an opportunity for drug misuse.

See also:
Overdose Prevention
Recovery Community Organization

Did You Know?

How to Safely Use Opioids:

How to Safely Store Opioids

How to Safely Dispose of Opioids:

Don’t be an accidental drug dealer. Remember to Count It! Lock It! Drop It!

Count It!
your pills once every two weeks.  This will prevent theft and ensure that medications are taken properly.

Lock It!
up your medications and store them in a place that others would not think to look.

Drop It!
 off unused/expired medications for proper disposal at your participating law enforcement departments. You can also dispose of medications at home by using a Deterra Drug Deactivation pouch. Click here to find a Flagler County disposal location or request free disposal pouches below.

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