Misuse of prescription drugs can be prevented through proper disposal of leftover medications and securely storing medications that are still being used.
Law enforcement also plays an important role in reducing access to drugs. Learn more about the DuPage County Metropolitan Enforcement Group’s (DUMEG) efforts to pro-actively combat illicit drug trafficking within DuPage County, Illinois.
Medications that are expired, unwanted or unused should be removed from your home and disposed of quickly to reduce the possibility that others access, and misuse medications not prescribed to them. Learn more about drug take back locations throughout DuPage County where you can safely dispose of medications.
Medications that are currently being used should be stored in a place that is not easy for others to access, such as a lockbox. Learn how to safely store your medications.