Safety and Storage

Properly storing and disposing of your opioid and other controlled prescription medications (such as stimulants, sedatives, and sleep aids) in a locked box or cabinet can help prevent your child or loved one from recreational drug use o accidental overdose. ​​

If you have unused, expired, or unwanted medications and need a way to safely dispose of them, you can contact the Santa Clara County Health Department, or drop them off at a medication drop-off siteHere is a list of medication drop-off sites in the area​. ​

If you represent an organization that is interested in partnering to host a prescription drug Take-Back event, contact us​.

For more information on safe disposal, go to

Prevention & Education

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