Sheriff's Dept. participating in Drug Take Back Day

Apr 29, 2018, 00:51
Sheriff's Dept. participating in Drug Take Back Day

"It's really important that people get any unused medication out of their home", said Kim Burns, professor at the LECOM School of Pharmacy.

The Mayo Clinic is partnering with local law enforcement to host a drop-off for prescription drugs Saturday in Rochester - one of many drop-off events taking place around the state.

Those who want to participate can bring their leftover prescription drugs to 16 locations throughout Kentucky.

The drop-off location is in the East Hills Mall Parking lot in St. Joseph near the old Sears store.

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Lawrence Drug- 1454 E. Republic Rd. "Drugs that are left at home unused in medicine cabinets are fertile ground for abuse".

They follow HIPAA laws and regulations by shredding prescription labels and vials with proper disposal.

On Saturday the Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls Police Departments will accept unused drugs. Last year's event saw the collection of almost one million pounds of unused pills according to Dr. Adams.

Sgt. James Revoyr of the Michigan State Police Calumet Post said they receive drop-offs at least three times a week.

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"Take Back Day is an effective tool for addressing the opioid crisis in America", he added. "It's part of DEA's effort to educate", Simmons said.

Visit takebackday.dea.gov/ for more information and to find your nearest collection site.

He says National Take Back Days have proven successful.

NJ Connect for Recovery (NJCR), a service of the Mental Health Association in NJ (MHANJ), was established as a free, confidential call line focused on helping individuals and families coping with substance use disorders achieve recovery.

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