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I have two little girls who love to get into anything and everything. While I admire their spunk I must admit it gets a bit troublesome because this curiosity has scored them a trip to the ER a time or two. Touching a hot light bulb or falling off their bike is nothing for them and is why I acquire many prescription and non-prescription medicines in the course of a years time. I don’t like to have medicine in the house so after they have taken their full course, I promptly dispose of whatever is left. Unfortunately, flushing them down the toilet or poring them in the drain is not a good option so I wanted to give you some info on how I safely dispose of all that unused medication just laying around my home.
Before I knew that throwing them in the garbage or down the drain was bad for our environment, I have to admit, I have done it. I didn’t know and had never really thought about the trace amounts of medications found in our drinking water. The Associated Press, in fact, states that 46 million Americans are exposed each year to these trace amounts. So how in the world are you supposed to dispose of this medication properly and safely so it doesn’t end up in our water system or in the hands of someone else?
The answer- The LifeInCheck Consumer Drug Take-Back Program! LifeInCheck is a Consumer Drug Take-Back program that is available year round that uses secure receptacles where unused or outdated prescription medications can be discarded. According to Drug Abuse.gov, 18 million people in the U.S. over the age of 12 have misused medications at least once in the past year and stats from the CDC show 192 Americans die every day from a drug overdose. These alarming statistics are exactly why LifeInCheck created the Consumer Drug Take-Back Program so they could not only help reduce negative effects to the environment but also bring awareness to the massive opioid crisis that is plaguing many families in the U.S.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is right around the corner on Saturday, April 27th 2019 and with the LifeInCheck Consumer Drug Take-Back Program, it is so easy to get involved! Simply use the LifeInCheck Drug Disposal Search tool on their website to find a LifeInCheck Drug Disposal location near you.
You will enter your city and state or zip code and a list of safe drug take-back locations will be provided to you in your area! It has never been so easy (and necessary) to safely dispose of all that unused or expired medicine accumulating in your home!
Don’t let using the drug disposal receptacle freak you out because it is as easy as 1-2-3 and seriously, if I can do it, anyone can!
Step 1- Pull to open drawer
Step 2- Place Medications inside
Step 3- Close the drawer
My nearest location is located inside of a local hospital about 15 miles from me so it is very convenient to gather up all my meds from time to time and drop in the receptacle when I am out and about! It is located inside but close to the parking lot so it only takes me a couple of minutes to run in, drop the meds and do my part to keep our environment clean!