Monitor*Secure*Dispose

Click here to access a list of Regional Disposal Sites.

 

Monitor your prescription drugs (control access, quantity, and track refills)

Secure them in a safe place, like a lock box or locked cabinet

Dispose of unused medications properly

Don’t share your prescription medications with others

If it wasn’t prescribed to you, don’t use it

Be aware of yourself and others when using prescription medications (be mindful of any changes in mood or behavior)

Talk to family and friends about the dangers of prescription medications

Report suspicious activity

*This image is from NCPIE, National Council on Patient Information and Education.

To visit their website go to http://www.bemedwise.org/ for more information.

 

 


 

 

  • Fact:  There are over 23.5 million people in long-term recovery in the U.S. from a substance use disorder. People do recover and get well.
  • Fact:  Adolescents experience less health risks when their parents know about what is going on with them and their lives (CDC-April 2023)
  • Fact:  DEA National RX Take Back Day reported 599,897 lbs (300 tons) of Prescription drugs collected in Michigan on October 2023 with 4675 Collections sites now In Michigan.
  • Fact:  Michigan has distributed more than 730,000 naloxone kits and recorded over 6,600 overdose reversals since the 2020 launch of Michigan’s Naloxone Direct Portal, which provides the opioid overdose reversal medication at no charge to community groups
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