Prevent prescription drug abuse by removing easy access to drugs in your home.
  • Keep your prescription drugs out of reach, for instance, in a locked cabinet.
  • Check your medicine supply regularly.
  • Ask questions if you notice certain drugs are disappearing.

Consider all the places in your home where you may have prescription drugs or over-the-counter cough medicine. Dispose of unused quantities and keep drugs in a secure place.


This information is provided by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services within the Department of Public Health.