Four in Ten Counterfeit Prescription Drugs seized by the DEA contain a potentially fatal dose of fentanyl. Safe Storage of prescription drugs keeps prescription medications from being diverted
Secure your prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
Safely dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired Rx Medications.
Tips for Parents: How to look for signs of prescription drug misuse.
Child-resistant doesn’t mean child-proof. Secure your prescription and over-the-counter medications, including medical cannabis, out-of-reach from young children and teens. Child-resistant packaging helps but is no guarantee of safety.
Most teenagers who abuse prescription drugs are given them for free by a friend or relative.
And What You Can Do
Experimenting or sharing
Ignoring label directions
Taking meds to get high
Changes in physical appearance
Loss of interest or motivation
Unexplained pills or paraphernalia
Track and secure all medicines
Properly dispose of old, expired, or unused prescriptions at locations throughout Orange County
There are a range of ways to obtain treatment for youth and adults coping with addiction.