Years ago I read an article in Reader’s Digest about a young boy who accidentally overdosed on his grandmother’s prescription medications. She had been storing her medications in an easily accessible area. When I read this article, my mother instinct sparked and I soon purchased an inexpensive safe to store our family’s medications.
Four years ago, my then-15-year-old son began using recreational drugs. This drug use became a serious addiction to prescription medications he had been accessing at school. He told me prescription drugs were the most available drugs to find. The prescriptions were predominantly ADHD medications. I know that locking our own family’s prescription medications helped saved my son’s life. He has since recovered from his addiction through therapeutic intervention.
We as parents would never consider driving down the interstate at 80 miles per hour without our young children buckled in safety seats. Please take the same precautionary measure and safeguard your prescription medications by properly using them, storing them (locked and/or up and away) and by properly disposing of them.
If you are keeping prescription drugs in your home, lock them up!
Prevent drug abuse and theft in your own home! The RX Drug SAFE is secure! The Rx DrugSAFE™ is a personal medication lock box using unique fingerprint technology to prevent unauthorized access to prescription drugs and other controlled substances in the home or while traveling. Rx DrugSAFE is the most secure prescription medication storage product available. It is made from 17 gauge steel and uses the most advanced and accurate biometric (fingerprint) technology to keep medications secure and out of the reach of unauthorized users while maintaining convenient access to the prescribed person.
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