National Drug Prescription Take Back Day scheduled

A National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is planned Oct. 27.

Organizers of the event note that National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. 

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s, DEA, National Drug Prescription Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

The Cobden Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Unused or expired prescription medication can be safely disposed of at 112 E. Maple St. in Cobden. 

Teresa Goddard, a preventionist from The Fellowship House, is getting the Youth Advisory Committee, YAC, at Anna Junior High School in Anna onboard to pass out flyers to help educate and promote Drug Take Back events. 

The Anna Junior High School YAC members will help to spread the word about permanent Drug Take Back locations by posting flyers in the area to educate the community where they can safely dispose of unused or unwanted medications at any time throughout the year. 

The flyers highlight locations in the area where expired or unwanted medications can  be dropped off, including the Anna Police Department at 201 E. Vienna St. in Anna.

The Gazette-Democrat

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