Bay Area Medication Take Back Day

Bay Area Medication Take Back Day
Posted on 10/17/2017
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Saturday, October 28 from 10am to 2pm, the League City, Lakeview, Kemah, Friendswood, and Webster Police Departments and the Harris County Constable Precinct 8 will be set up taking back your expired or unneeded prescription and non-prescription medications.  The Drug Enforcement Administration is once again partnering with local law enforcement to properly dispose of all medications collected.  Previous local collection efforts coordinated by the Bay Area Alliance have resulted in the collection of over 14,000 pounds of medications!

 

The locations include:

Lakeview Police Department – 500 Kirby Road, Taylor Lake Village, TX

League City Police Department – 555 W. Walker, League City, TX

Webster Fire Department – 18300 Hwy 3, Webster, TX

Kemah Police Department – 1401 Hwy 146, Kemah, TX

Hope Lutheran Church (Friendswood PD)- 1804 S. Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX

Harris County Constable Precinct 8 – 16602 Diana Lane, Houston, TX

 

“This initiative is so important because it keeps these potentially dangerous medications out of the reach of children,” said Neil Treble, President of the Bay Area Alliance Executive Board.  “It prevents abuse, misuse, or accidental poisonings by youth as well as adults.  We are thankful that these local law enforcement agencies have made it a priority to continue this project.”

 

Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicate that about 15 million people aged 12 or older used prescription drugs non-medically in the past year, and 6.5 million did so in the past month. According to Bay Area Alliance Coalition Manager, Amanda McLauchlin, “This effort encourages everyone to do their part in emptying these potentially hazardous drugs from their medicine cabinets.”

 

Participants will just “drive through” the drop-off site at each facility where law enforcement will take medications for proper and secure off-site disposal.  Please note that this entire process is completely anonymous and no identifying information other than zip code will be requested or noted.  **Please note:  No Sharps Will Be Collected!**

 

For more information, please contact the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families at 281-284-0370 or go to www.ccisd.net/alliance.

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