This Saturday, September 27, 2014, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Do you have unwanted/expired prescription drugs? That root canal last year might have left you with some pain pills or antibiotics that you don't need. You don't feel comfortable putting them in the trash or flushing them for environmental reasons.
You forget about them, but someone pawing through your medicine cupboard knows just what they're looking for in there. I have read countless stories of family members unaware that their teens or other guests were helping themselves to long-forgotten Vicodin or other drugs. I have even had friends tell me about guests in their home that they heard going through their medicine cabinet (BTW, the bathroom is the worst place to store medicine!).
If you don't need them now, don't keep those old rx's hanging around. Turn them in at one of these events (image above will take you to a site where you can punch in your zip and find the closest participating police station/acceptance point.)