24 Oct Prescription Drug Take Back Day
At Sojourner, we’re always looking for ways to help people fight drug and alcohol addictions. One way we can do that is by helping our citizens properly dispose of expired and unused prescription drugs.
The DEA states, ” Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. “
The opioid crisis continues to be a problem. One source of this problem is unused prescription medications, mostly painkillers, that fall into the hands of children and young adults. Nearly 5% of kids 12-17 and almost 15% of adults aged 18-25 have abused prescription drugs. By disposing of your unwanted medications, you can easily make a difference in the opioid crisis.
On Saturday, October 24, from 10:00 am to 2 pm, several locations throughout Butler, Warren, and Clinton county will be available for you to drop off your unused medications. Please collect your unneeded medications and make arrangements to drop them off at the location nearest to you. Together we can make a different in the opioid crisis.
Locations in Butler County:
• Hamilton Police Department
331 S Front St, Hamilton, OH 45011
• Fairfield Township Police Department
6485 Vonnie Vale Ct, Fairfield, OH 45014
• Oxford Township Police Department
925 S Main St, Oxford, OH 45056
• Ross Township Police Department
4055 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45014