Proper Storage and Disposal of Prescription Drugs

1 in 6 children have abused prescription medicines Every day, 2,000 teenagers use a prescription drug to get high for the first time. They're accessing these drugs in the comfort of home; it can be as easy as opening a cupboard, drawer, or medicine cabinet. The good news - there are steps caregivers can take to help protect youth from prescription drug abuse: monitor, secure and dispose.

This Web site from Massachusett's BSAS provides tips to monitor, secure, and dispose of medicine in the home.

The Medicine Abuse Project created Not In My House which provides a checklist for caregivers to monitor, secure, and properly dispose of prescription drugs in their home.