The Safest Way to Dispose of Medications
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Now that you’re making healthier choices, perhaps you no longer need the as many or the same prescription drugs, the safest & best way to dispose of medications is through the LifeInCheck™ Consumer Drug Take-Back Program!
Spring is the perfect time to do some deep cleaning and purge your home of things you no longer need. When tackling your medicine cabinet, it’s imperative that you handle unwanted or no longer needed medications, properly.
Maybe you’ve made serious progress in your healthy living journey and no longer need all your medications, or you have a few bottles that you have been pushing around your medicine cabinet that are no longer taken or even expired. No matter what the reason, if you are not taking the medication, it needs to go!
Misused medications effected roughly 18 million Americans last year, with 51% due to the misuse of prescription pain relievers that were NOT prescribed to them by their doctor, these drugs were bought from private individuals or were acquired from friend/family members.
Plus, with millions of people are struggling with Opioid & drug addictions, every unwanted or unneeded medication you are keeping in your home is a risk not worth taking!
In case you need a reminder, you should NEVER share your prescription medication with anyone else, no matter what. And for the safety of those in your home; children, teens and anyone struggling with addiction, I encourage you to ensure that all medications (that you are currently using or needing disposed of) are safely stored and not easily accessed.
Now that we all agree, that those unwanted meds gotta go, now you’re probably asking yourself how do you safely dispose of drugs? Figuring out how to safely dispose of unwanted or no longer needed drugs can be difficult!
How to Safely Dispose of Medications
Too often, unused medications are incorrectly disposed of. Disposal mistakes can range from flushing them down the toilet, pouring in the drain, to throwing in the garbage, etc…
What medications can be flushed? None. There is no reason to every flush medications down the toilet or put them down the drain. No matter what type of septic or sewage system you have, inevitably you are contaminating our water and environment with dangerous drugs!
And when you dispose of medications in the trash, even when mixed with other trash they will ultimately breakdown and leach into the ground/water, too!
If you leave unwanted drugs in your home you risk them being abused by others or worse yet, causing harm to someone you care about!
In an effort to assist in reducing these issues and bringing awareness to the massive opioid crisis that is plaguing many families, LifeInCheck™ Consumer Drug Take-Back Program that provides consumers with a safe option to discard their unused or outdated prescription medications in secure receptacles located across the US!
To make it eaiser for everyone to take advantage of this safe drug disposal option, LifeInCheck has created THIS TOOL to help you safely dispose of unused or expired medications. Simply enter your city and state or zip code and search radius and we will provide a list of safe drug take-back kiosk locations in your area.
Since I was making a trip to safely dispose of all our unwanted medications, I also reached out to our family members and took theirs along with us too!
Safely disposing of our unwanted medications only took a few minutes at our local Giant Eagle store! So easy that there’s simply no excuse to do it any other way!
What medications does LifeInCheck accept?
- Unused or expired prescription medication (Including Schedule II-V controlled substances)
- Unused or expired over-the-counter medication
- Pet Medication
What types of medications are not accepted by LifeInCheck?
- Schedule I controlled substances
- Illegal drugs
- Aerosol Cans
- Hydrogen Peroxide
I challenge YOU to join in on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 24th, 2021! Clean out that medicine cabinet and ditch those unwanted and unused medications!