Keep close tabs on your pain killers


If you have a current prescription for pain medicine, make sure you know how many pills you have and keep them secure at all times. Unfortunately, it has become more common than most people realize for family members, friends and other visitors to your home to be interested in obtaining them.

If you have an old prescription, dispose of it so it no longer poses a risk to you or anyone else. Don’t flush medication. Water treatment processes cannot remove these chemicals. Instead, take it to the Dublin Justice Center at 6565 Commerce Parkway, where a prescription drug drop box is available in the lobby.

Pills, patches, medication samples and pet medications are accepted.

Needles, lancets, syringes, inhalers and liquids are not accepted.

The drop box is locked and monitored by video surveillance at all times to ensure it is used properly.