Store your prescription medications out of sight and out of reach from children and youth. Surprisingly, about 50% of adolescents begin to self-medicate as early as age 11, and many of them start by swiping family members’ medications.
It’s ideal to store your medications in a locked cabinet. If you don’t have a locked cabinet, consider out-of-the-way spaces like in your nightstand, under your bed, or in your closet. Keeping them in the bathroom may not be wise, since children and youth may access them while unsupervised.