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Stay Safe this Holiday Season with a Free Medication Lockbox

 

Last updated 12/6/2022 at 1:10pm | View PDF

Keep your family, friends and pets SAFE this holiday season by picking up your FREE medication lockbox!

Stop by either Security Public Library or Pikes Peak Library District-Fountain Branch and gift yourself peace of mind. Happy Holidays from Fountain Valley Communities That Care!

S.A.F.E. - Store All medications from Family, friends, and pets Effortlessly!

Safe storage of prescription medications is one easy way to prevent accidental overdoses and opioid addiction from ever beginning.

In El Paso County:

Opioid related deaths (both accidental and suicide) increased from 82 in 2019 to 118 in 2020

In 2020, there were a total of 24 drug overdoses among 15 to 24 year-olds.

29.9% of youth report it would be sort of or very easy to get prescription drugs without a prescription.

In 2019, unintentional poisoning resulted in the deaths of 3 people ages 0-17.

What You Can do:

Safely secure your medications in a lockbox.

Keep medications up, away and out of reach.

Put medicine away after each use.

Do not tell children medicine is candy.

Properly dispose of unused or expired medications. To find locations, visit takebackday.com.

Lockboxes available while supplies last. To check for availability, please call your local library.

Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Drive, 719-391-3196 or PPLD-Fountain Library, 230 Main

Street, 719-531-6333 x7002.

Questions, or interested in joining Fountain Valley Communities That Care, please email [email protected]

 

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