DRUG TAKE BACK INITIATIVE
Saturday, September 26, 2015
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Prevention Presents, Drug Take Back Initiative 2015

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  • 1. 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. Thiseventisdesignedtomake iteasyforyoutoremovepotentiallyaddictivesubstancesfromyourhome. 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 medications. 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. http://www.harbor.org/images/stories/pdfs/lucascodropboxlocations-updated122014.pdf 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, cbrown-chery@harbor.org, 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 Prevention Educator Harbor Behavioral Health cbrown-chery@harbor.org

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