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Return your medication- it’s easy, it’s free, and could save a life

Taking any medications when not prescribed or not as directed by your physician is dangerous- and too often fatal: accidental overdoses are a leading cause of death in Ontario.

Because access can lead to improper use, always follow these tips for health and safety:

Reducing the opportunity for access reduces illegal diversion and the risk of experimentation, addiction, injury and death for citizens of all ages. Improper disposal of medications- in the garbage or down the toilet- can contaminate our natural environment.

Returning unused and expired prescriptions to any local pharmacy can save lives and reduce harm

By the numbers1:

Return your medication- it’s easy, it’s free, and could save a life

Key Links:

Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy
Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: Do You Know Drugs Series

1   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2013). Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey.