National Drug Take Back Day will be held tomorrow, which is when you can drop off unwanted or expired prescriptions.
Teresa Thompson who is a pharmacist and the owner at Country Roads Pharmacy has been anticipating drug take back safety day for several months. “In this area of the county drug abuse is such a big problem. I mean we’ve had so many deaths, we really have. It’s great that they’ve come to this part of the county to try and address the problem,” says Thompson.
The day takes unwanted drugs out of homes to be safely disposed of.
“The problem is the curiosity of children, your medicine cabinet, parents, grandparents. And they will see all those different colors. If you’re talking about younger kids, it looks more like candy or something to play with,” Thompson explains.
Prescription drugs can be harmful and potentially life threatening which is why certain precautionary measures should be taken.
“People come to me with their prescription drug they don’t need anymore, whether it be expired or they just don’t take them, stuff of that nature. They’ll hand it to me and I’ll give it to people who will properly dispose of it that way it’s out of the hands of children and people who might abuse it,” says Trooper Jared Tupper.
Anyone with unwanted medicine can visit one of seven locations to drop it off. As for those of you who can’t visit one of the locations, you can come here to the sheriff’s office and drop off your prescriptions in these boxes.