Time Again for Rx TAKE BACK! ??

It’s that time of year again!
We, here at CCAPSA, Inc., want to continue to encourage you… DON’T BE THE DEALER!

We are aware that the opioid epidemic and prescription (Rx) drug misuse is still present in our nation, and it greatly affects our youth. One of the greatest contributors to opioid and Rx drug misuse by teens are their peers/close friends and family, whether they realize it or not. Old, expired, and unused medications that are present in the home provides access to Rx drugs which can lead drug misuse and the adverse outcomes that follow. Therefore, if we reduce the access by ridding the home of these unused drugs, we prevent the misuse!

Now, it’s not enough just to throw these medications away in the trash because they can still be retrieved and misused. In addition to this, flushing medication down the drain or toilet can contaminate community water supply. This is why proper disposal is KEY!

So, join us TOMORROW, APRIL 24TH from 10AM – 2PM!

Clean out your medicine cabinets and bring all of your old, expired, and unused medications! We will be collecting at the Northwest Family YMCA, located at 1700 Dennis Kemp Lane NW in Kennesaw, GA, so that we can help you to ensure your medications are properly disposed of!

Also, the Kennesaw Police Department, located at 2539 J.O. Stephenson Avenue in Kennesaw, GA, now has an Rx drug drop box! Sharps (i.e., needles, Epi-pens, etc.) can be brought but they must be packaged properly! For more details, contact Officer Scott Luther (sluther@kennesaw-ga.gov)!

To find a Rx Take Back Site near you, click in the link below!

DEA RX TAKE BACK DAY Collection Site Locator

Even if you can’t make it out to meet us, you can still do your part by insuring that you are properly disposing of Rx drugs in your home with the use of DisposeRx at-home medication disposal packets! When you mix the powder in these packets with your medication and water, it deactivates the medicine making it safe to throw away in the trash or flush down a drain without contaminating the water supply!

For more information about this product, click the link. –> DisposeRx Packets

If you would like to obtain packets for you and your family, you can text “MEDS” to 85775 or follow the link below!

Request Home RX Drug Disposal Packets

For more information about the DEA National Rx Take Back Day, visit the links below!

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA- Rx Drug Take Back Day

 

 

Resources

Year-Round Drug Disposal

Find a Drug Take Back Location

Opioids, Rx Drugs, and Heroin

Prevent Rx Abuse Toolkit

Medication Abuse Prevention: Resource Guide