Out of Sight ≠ Out of Mind
Purses. Cabinets. Drawers. Nightstands. Pockets. There are lots of seemingly natural places to store and stash your prescription medications whether you’re at home, at work or in a care facility. Yet even when pills are placed out of sight, they are never out of mind for someone struggling with addiction.
Combatting the opioid crisis requires anyone who comes into contact with prescription opioids — including doctors, nurses, caregivers, parents, partners and individual users — to be mindful about where pills are located and who can access them. Choose lockboxes or locking cabinets and drawers for peace of mind and to avoid dealing drugs unintentionally.