Safe Storage & Disposal

Safely Dispose of Unused & Expired Medications

Community take-back locations allow residents to bring expired or unwanted medicines to a convenient, centralized location for proper disposal. Residents may also go to selected locations to request a mail-back package for expired or unwanted medicines.

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INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY – AUGUST 31, 2019

International Overdose Awareness Day was initiated in 2001 by Sally J Finn at The Salvation Army in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Since 2001, many community members as well as government and non-government organizations have held events to raise awareness and commemorate those who have been lost to drug overdose.

Since 2012, International Overdose Awareness Day has been coordinated by the not-for-profit Australian public health organization Pennington Institute.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Prevención contra Opioides (Español)

A Prescription for Change

A Prescription for Change is an eight-page informational guide on the abuses of prescription drugs and the illegal disposal of needles in the trash.

Receta Para el Cambio (Español)