More than 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms each year because they got into medicines while their caregiver wasn’t looking. Every day in the United States, an average of 2,000 teenagers use prescription drugs without a doctor’s guidance for the first time.
Safeguard medicine in your home and take extra precautions with:
- Pain Pills
- Anxiety Medicine
- Insulin Syringes
- Sleeping Pills
- ADHD Medicine
- Other strong medicine
If you suspect a child might have gotten into medicine, call the poison control center right away at 800-222-1222. Lock up medicine and vitamins after every use! Medication Lock boxes are provided to Dekalb County residents and organizations free of charge. Boxes are available in limited quantities, and we do not guarantee your request will be met, however, we do our best to provide lockboxes to organizations and individuals in need. Please provide the number of lockboxes you are requesting in the form below.