I use the same safe as SE. I got it at Staples. I found it very good in college, because it was heavy-duty enough that it was hard to break into (at least I would think so.... I've never actually tried doing such a thing), and it was large enough that it could fit all my many meds, yet small enough that I could hide it easily within my dorm room. I always made sure to keep the key on my person, and I left the spare key someplace safe at home.
Now that I no longer live at college, I have a bad tendency to leave my meds out & unlocked. I still have my lock box, but it is just much easier for me to keep my meds on hand next to my bed (since I essentially take them all either at night or first thing in the morning). Additionally I'm not on nearly as much medication as I was at previous times, so I don't worry about
it as much. I live in a rural area, and the only people in the house at the moment are my parents & I, and we rarely have people over. I always have the door to my room closed, but if I know that someone that I don't know/don't trust is going to be in the house, I hide my meds, either in the lock box, or somewhere else, like within my bed.
I really should be more vigilant about
protecting my meds, but seeing as I've never had a problem, and am generally trusting in nature, I tend to not take all the precautions that I should. However, like at school, when I do use my lock box at home, I hide it as well & don't always put it in the same place. It also helps that really no one knows what meds I am taking, or even if I am taking any at all.
Dam, just a quick suggestion, I wouldn't buy anything advertised as a "medical safe," unless it has NO medical logos on the outside. Otherwise, it's contents are a dead give-away. That's why I went with just a plain fireproof lock-box. There are also companies that make safes & little hiding places out of every day objects (for example a tube of toothpaste or a bottle of lotion). You can't fit much in them, but they can be really sneaky hiding places & great for if you are traveling & afraid of leaving your meds somewhere visible in your hotel room. Unfortunately I can't think of the names of any companies that make these at the moment, but I'm sure you can find them by doing a google search. There are many many different varieties & from what I've seen online, they look quite convincing.
Post Edited (skeye) : 9/4/2010 9:44:52 PM (GMT-6)