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Secure Your Meds

You can reduce the risk of teenagers in your life using prescription opioids for nonmedicinal purposes.

  • If you are currently using prescription opioids, make sure they are locked up and check them from time to time to make sure none are missing.
  • If you have unused prescription opioids (e.g. expired, filled but not finished), you can return them through the Ontario Medications Return Program (OMRP).
  • Make sure to keep all medications out of reach as the doses prescribed for adults can be deadly to young children.

Locking up your medications or returning unused prescriptions to a pharmacy also means young children cannot accidentally swallow pills that they might think are candy.