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Safe storage isn’t just a smart idea—it’s a responsibility.

Safe Storage

Safe storage is a big part of stopping drug misuse and abuse. Keep your medications safe and out of reach. It takes very little time and keeps children, pets, family and visitors safe.

Safe storage isn’t just a smart idea—it’s a responsibility.

Tips for Storing Your Medications

  • Lock all prescriptions in a cabinet, safe or private drawer.
  • Keep your medications stored above the reach of children.
  • Store your prescriptions in their original containers.

Medications that end up in the wrong hands (especially controlled substances such as opioids) can be extremely dangerous. Don’t take the risk—it’s not worth losing a loved one.

If you have unwanted, unused, or expired medications that you would like to dispose of safely, you can find a drug take back location near you.

If you or someone you know is ready to stop using drugs, call 211 today. You can also text your zip code to 898-211 (TXT-211) to be connected with a friendly Maine-based Specialist.

We all must open our eyes. Treatment is available. Recovery is possible. Get help today.

Find Local Resources

If you’ve decided you need help, there are places you can turn. Enter your zip code below.

Help is available, free and confidential — Call or Text 211 Today

Help is available, free and confidential — Call or Text 211 Today

When You Call 211

After you CALL 211, select option “6” to access the Opiate Helpline. A Maine-based specialist will refer you to a provider who can help. A specialist will answer your questions to the best of their abilities. You will receive encouragement and support to help you or a loved one.

When you TEXT your zip code to 898-211

After you TEXT your zip code to 898-211, you are automatically connected with a Maine-based specialist. The specialists will text you back asking what services you are looking for and provide you referrals as close to where you live as possible.

Opioid dependency isn’t worth the pain and suffering it comes with. Call 211 now to make a difference in someone’s life.
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