Prevention Presents, Drug Take Back Initiative 2015
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Prevention Presents, Drug Take Back Initiative 2015
DRUG TAKE BACK INITIATIVE
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Do youhave unusedoroutdatedprescriptionmedicationsathome? Now isyourchance tocleanoutthe
medicine cabinet, night stand, kitchen shelf or wherever you have stored old prescription medications
and dispose of them safely. Join the Harbor Prevention team, Toledo Police Department, Kroger
Pharmaciesandothercommunitysupportgroupsforthe “DrugTake Back”eventonSaturday,September
26, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Fatal overdoses from prescription opiates (painkillers) have been the number one cause of accidental
deaths in Ohio each year since 2007, above fatal car crashes and suicide. There were 130 heroin and
opiate fatal overdoses in Lucas County in 2014. Prescription opiate abuse can lead to heroin use and
addiction. Most heroin addicts start out using prescription opiates.
Many youngpeople gettheirsupplyof opiates(suchas Percocet,Vicodin,OxyContin) fornon-medicinal
purposes from the homes of their parents,grandparents, or familyfriends. You can take action against
the growing heroin epidemic by safely storing prescription medications and disposing of unused
You can empty pill bottle contents into a zip lock bag for the drop off. You can combine medications.
Please note thatpermanentdrugdropboxes are availableinLucasCounty. Clickonthislinktofindadrop
box near you.
Kroger stores will be accepting unused medications at the following locations on September 26:
2257 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd., 4633 Suder (at Ottawa River) and 8730 Waterville. The Harbor Prevention
Team will be at the N. Holland-Sylvania Kroger location.
Contact Cynthia P. Brown-Chery, Prevention Educator, Harbor, email@example.com, for free
presentations on the Heroin and Opiate Epidemic in Lucas County, Heroin and the Brain, or How Addiction
Impacts Families for your organization, business or community group.
Thanks for your support.
We hope to see you on September 26!
Cynthia P. Brown-Chery, M.S., NCC, OCPSII
Harbor Behavioral Health