Do you have old, expired, unwanted, or unused prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs in your medicine cabinet? As the opioid epidemic continues to impact Maryland families, safe disposal of medications is a top concern.
9.9 million Americans misuse prescription drugs according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, with the majority coming from family, friends, and the home medicine cabinet.
You may also need to dispose of medication after the death of a family member.
When you safely dispose of medication, the pills don’t end up in the wrong hands and help prevent substance use.
Medication can also cause environmental problems when improperly disposed of in the trash or toilet.