Home – a safe and secure place!
Locking up medications benefits everyone’s health and well-being and can save lives just like helmets and seatbelts. In fact, the single most effective way to prevent accidental poisonings overdoses, and misuse from prescription and over-the-counter medications is investing in a locking cabinet, drawer or lockbox to store them safely at home. For the sake of your children, your neighbor’s children, and all your loved one, keep medication locked and stored away.
Together, we can keep our loved ones safe and save lives by establishing a standard for safe and secure home storage for prescription and over-the-counter medications.
When you choose to become a Locks Save Lives Home partner you invest in an extra layer of safety by making safe medication storage easy and a standard for all families. Likewise, you play a key role in substance misuse and poison prevention by making it possible for families to keep their medications safe and loved ones free from harm.
Locks Save Lives Home Toolkit
The Locks Save Lives Home toolkit is free to download for implementation in your community. The toolkit is designed for builders, property managers and realtors to use in their properties and communities to inform and encourage locking up prescription and over-the-counter medicine to reduce access to prescription opioids and prevent accidental poisonings and misuse that can lead to prescription drug addiction.
Locks Save Lives Toolkit
The Locks Save Lives toolkit is free to download for implementation in your community. The toolkit is designed as a platform for prevention coalitions and community organizations to use in their communities to educate and encourage parents, grandparents and guardians with youth in grades 6-12 in the home to lock-up their prescription medications to reduce youth access to prescription opioids.
What can I do?
Whether you’re a home builder, property manager, realtor, or parent a small investment in a lock can make a huge impact and save lives by establishing safe medicine storage as a standard safety practice.
Locks Save Lives Home
Saving lives starts at home. When you choose to become a Locks Save Lives Home partner you invest in saving lives and prioritize safety by making safe medication storage easy and a standard for all families. Likewise, you play a key role in preventing prescription drug misuse and accidental poisonings by making it possible for families to keep their medications safe and loved ones free from harm.
Pledge to Lock your Meds
Ease of access is the #1 reason youth misuse prescription drugs—75 percent of opioid misuse starts with using medication that wasn’t prescribed for them-usually taken from a friend or family member.