Because of the potential for misuse of opioids, it is important that patients store their medications securely – that means someplace that can be locked and that is not accessible to children or guests. Why? Because statistics show that 7% of people who misuse or abuse prescription pain killers steal them.
Colorado has a great resource, www.takemedsseriously.org, that provides information and helpful videos about how to store your medications out of the reach of children, family members or guests. Look for the Safe Storage box on the home page.