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Safe use and Storage

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KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

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Taking a regular ‘inventory’ of your prescription medications – whether they are for pain, sleep, anxiety, etc. keeping them in a safe place; and disposing of them properly can and does save lives. 

Store your medications securely at home. 
Contact us for a free medication lock box at info@safercommunity.net

Source: UseOnlyAsDirected, Utah Department of Public Health

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SAFE USE AND STORAGE

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SAFE STORAGE SAVE LIVES

If you have any questions about the considerations listed above, please contact your medical provider to speak about specific ways you can more safely use and store your medications.

Being aware of the best practices to secure and store your medication can save lives. Always make sure to be aware of how you’re storing your medication, who could get access to it and when medications expire. Talk to your healthcare provider for any further questions or concerns relating to your prescription medication storage and safety.

Medication Lockbox

For a free medication lock box, contact us at info@safercommunity.net

REFERENCES AND RESOURCES

Safe Communities is not a counseling or crisis center and does not provide direct services. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

RESOURCES

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Check Your Medication: Medication Review Resources

Medications Linked to Falls-Resource from CDC (PDF) Postural Hypotension-Resource from CDC (PDF) Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative The Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative (WPQC) is an initiative of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW)

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RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE

Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.