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Vermont's Most Dangerous Leftovers

Most people who abuse prescription painkillers get them from friends or family – often straight out of the medicine cabinet. Here are three steps you can take to ensure the safe use, storage, and disposal of prescription drugs:

  1. Safe Use – Only take medication prescribed to you by a doctor. Only use it in the prescribed dosage. And never share prescription drugs with friends or family.
  2. Safe Storage – Store prescription medication locked and out of reach of kids, family, and guests. Know where it is at all times. Keep it in its original bottle with its label.
  3. Safe Disposal – Most prescription drugs should NOT be flushed down the toilet or washed down the sink. In Vermont, you can drop off your medications at a permanent disposal site. Local prescription drug take-back programs provide a safe way to dispose of medications. Proper disposal helps avoid harming water sources, wildlife, pets, and people.

To find a collection site in Vermont, visit the drug disposal page or dial 2-1-1.

Read FDA Drug Disposal Guidelines

Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)