If you or someone you know needs information on how to safely store medications or other drugs, you will find information here.
Poison Control Center: 800-222-1222
Call poison control right away if you think your child might have swallowed, drank, or eaten a medicine or vitamin, even if you are not completely sure. Program the Poison Help number into your home and cell phones so you have it when you need it.
City of Philadelphia Safe Medicine Storage Campaign
Here you will find safety storage guidance for families and people who care for, or work with, adults taking prescribed or illegal opioids. The presence of substances, legal or illegal, is a safety risk for families who have young children in the home. Help keep families with young children in the home safe by reviewing these tips and resources with them:
Keep Medicines Up and Out of Reach
Learn how to keep children safe by practicing safe dosing and storage. According to the CDC, each year, thousands of children are treated in emergency departments after finding and ingesting medicine, or after accidentally being given the wrong amount.
Approximately 50,000 young children are brought to the emergency room each year because they got into medicines that were left within reach. Are all of your medicines stored safely? Learn more safety tips from Up and Away.
Addiction and Substance Use
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction to prescribed or unprescribed medication or illegal drugs (including opioids such as Percocet, Vicodin, morphine and heroin) please click here for more information, help and support.
Family and Parenting Support
If you, a family member or someone you know could use family or parenting guidance, resources or support (including mental health services), please click here.