What is the Lock Your Meds Campaign?

Anuvia is committed to preventing the abuse of prescription drugs in Mecklenburg County. Research has shown that most youth who begin trying prescription drugs for non-medical purposes do so at their home. We at Anuvia want to take a proactive step to ensure we are limiting access to prescription drugs within the homes of our community members.

Lock Your Meds ® is a national campaign through the National Family Partnership. This campaign is aimed at encouraging parents and caregivers to keep all medication in their home locked away and out of reach of youth.

Medication Misuse by the Numbers

What Can I Do to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse?

  1. Properly store prescriptions by locking up them up. Keep them out of reach of others and out of the medicine cabinet.           
  2. Dispose of medications properly. Click the ‘Medication Disposal Locations’ image for a list of disposal sites around Mecklenburg County.
  3. Educate yourself and your family by learning about the most commonly abused types of prescription medications.
  4. Parents: Set clear rules and monitor your child’s behavior to ensure that the rules are being followed.
  5. If someone you know might have a problem, seek help.

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