It starts with you
A small investment…a huge reward
Medication safety can start with YOU! You can make a significant impact right here in our community with very little financial investment. All it takes is a lock in each of the homes you build, manage or sell. By equipping homes with locking storage options and encouraging safe medicine storage and disposal practices you can help prevent accidental poisonings and prescription drug misuse.
Bringing it Home
Locks Save Lives Home, created by home builders, property managers, realtors and prevention partners was incorporated into the Locks Save Lives initiative to meet a greater need for safe and convenient home storage for prescription and over-the-counter medications. Locks Save Lives Home encourages single and multi-family home builders, property managers and real estate professionals to purchase and install a locking cabinet or drawer in each of the homes they build, manage or sell.
Become a Partner!
Are you committed to making safe and healthy homes a priority?
Locking medicine benefits everyone’s health and well-being
Locks Save Lives Home partners make safe and healthy homes a priority. They encourage safe medication storage and invest in an extra layer of safety by equipping homes with a locking cabinet or drawer to provide families a secure place to store prescription and over-the-counter medications. Safe medication storage benefits everyone’s health and well-being (source: Injury Epidemiology) and is the single most effective deterrent to accidental poisonings, overdose, medicine theft, and misuse that can lead to prescription drug addiction (source: Safe Kids Worldwide).
If you’re providing property management, this is a really simple way to show you care about the kids in our community. One of our residents has kids that come and visit every other weekend, and every other weekend they make sure their medications are locked up. If you make it available and make it easy, people will use it.
For me, this effort is extremely personal. I’ve lost friends and relatives from prescription drugs falling in the wrong hands.
75 percent of opioid misuse starts with using medication that wasn’t prescribed for them – usually taken from a friend or family member.
Source: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Deadly opioid overdoses — from prescription painkillers, fentanyl and other similar substances — increased by nearly 40%, tripling the rate of any other increase in the past decade.
Sources: WDOH, May 2021