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Store drugs and alcohol safely at home

Many youth report that home is where they find and try out substances. If you share a home with young people, you can prevent accidental or intentional access.

Take these steps to prevent youth from accessing substances like marijuana, alcohol, medications, cigarettes, and vaping products at home

  • Safely store substances

    You already store things like cleaning supplies and dangerous tools in a safe place away from kids. Treat substances the same way. Lock marijuana, alcohol, medications, and cigarettes and vaping products in a cabinet, box, or drawer.

  • Keep track and dispose

    Know the types and amounts of substances you have. Get rid of medications that are no longer needed or expired. Find a drop-box near you at:

  • Talk with youth

    Help youth make healthy decisions. Talk about substance use and set clear expectations. Get tips on how to have these conversations at