Study: Opioids not stored safely in homes

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If you have kids and have prescription opioid medications at home, the recommendation is to keep the drugs in a locked cabinet.

If you have kids and have prescription opioid medications at home, the recommendation is to keep the drugs in a locked cabinet.

But a new survey shows only about one in three households with young children are following this protocol.

And only about 12-percent of parents with kids ages seven to 17 have opioids stored safely.

If they fall into the wrong hands, it can lead to overdose or addiction.

Parents should keep painkillers locked up, keep tabs of how many you have, and safely get rid of any medication you're not taking.

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