Your leftover opioids can be taken by people you’d never expect to take them: friends, relatives, and even your kids and their friends. Proper disposal is the only guarantee that none of your leftover opioids will be misused or lead to an overdose.
Dispose of your unused medications when the reason you were prescribed them is no longer relevant. It’s important to get rid of partially-used prescriptions that so many of us have lying around. Holding on to a prescription “just in case” you need it again one day is not a good idea. Any accident or impaired driving charge that occurs while under the influence of drugs taken not as prescribed or taken outside the prescribed period can lead to enhanced charges, including charges of possession of controlled substances because, technically speaking, those medications are illegal.
View the Safe Medication Disposal page for locations in Kenosha County where you can dispose of unused medications.