Drug take-back day this Saturday

  • Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by the Lopez Island Prevention Coalition

With prescription drug misuse and abuse becoming a national issue, it is more important than ever to empower our students and wider community with the knowledge, skills and strategies to prevent its worsening spread. By modeling and reinforcing positive behavior, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is an important time of the year to collectively demonstrate positive and healthy behavior to our students. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

The Lopez Island Prevention Coalition and the San Juan Sheriff’s Department is sponsoring this important day for our Lopez community from noon-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. We will have students and representatives present to guide people toward the drug take-back box right behind the fire station.

Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? Your medicine is for you. What’s safe for you and your illness might be completely harmful to someone else. You can dispose of your expired, unwanted, or unused medicines through our drug take-back program anytime at the box located behind the fire station.

Questions? Email Prevention Coordinator, Katherine Ingman, at Katherine.ingman@unitedgeneral.org. We appreciate your willingness for the health of the entire community.