PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION SAFETY BEST PRACTICES
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
37% of youth in Fond du Lac County report obtaining prescription medications for non-medical use from parents.
15% of youth obtain them from their ‘home/medicine cabinet’ according to the 2022 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Survey).
Secure medications in a safe place and out of reach from youths and others.
Do NOT share medications, it’s illlegal & dangerous.
Monitor the amount of medications to ensure they’re not stolen or misused.
Do NOT flush them down the sink/toilet.
Dispose of old or unused meds at one of Drug Drop Boxes in Fond du Lac County.
Drug Drop Box Locations: Brandon PD, Campbellsport PD, Fond du Lac PD, North Fond du Lac PD, Oakfield Village Office, Ripon PD, Rosendale PD, Waupun PD.
Dispose of medications using Deterra Drug Deactivation Pouches or other safe disposal methods.
Zip through your medicince cabinet. Then empty your pills into a zip-lock type bag and recyle the bottles at home. Then zip off to your local drug drop box and dispose of the medication.
DFC encourages the community to participate in the Drug Take Back Campaign, and secure medications in your home. Help keep your children and home safe. Reduce the availability of prescription medication for misuse by removing and properly disposing of your old and expired medications!
Want To Know More? If you are interested in learning more about Prescription for a Safe Community or getting involved, please email our DFC Coordinator, Susie Romuald at email@example.com.