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Where can you dispose of unused opioid medication?

June 11, 2017

Once the problem the medication was prescribed for has resolved or once the time period for its prescribed use has passed, it is best to properly dispose of unused controlled substance medications.

This will assure that the medication will not fall into the wrong hands.

Here is the link to the DEA's online tool to find the nearest authorized disposal site near you.

Click here to find the DEA authorized disposal location closest to you.

DEA Controlled Substance Disposal Location Finder Tool

About the Author

Dr. John B. Adams is board certified in Pain Management by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. With almost 2 decades of experience, he offers patients access to state-of-the-art pain management, emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to pain management utilizing precision injections, neuromodulation technology, physical therapy, behavioral medicine and judicious use of medications including help with patients titrating off opiates (narcotic pain medications).

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