Drug Take Back Day

28 Oct 2017 - 10:00 am

Sylvania

Sylvania Community Action Team (SCAT), in cooperation with Sylvania City and Township Police, will sponsor a Drug Take Back Day on October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both police departments.  This event provides the community with a safe and environmentally-friendly way to dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Follow the link for a countywide list of participating Drug Take Back Locations.

Disposal of medications in this manner prevents their abuse by others and prevents contamination of the water supply.  More than 2.1 million 12 – 17 year olds abuse prescription drugs each year because of the ease of obtaining them from friends’ and relatives’ homes.  Prescription opioids can also serve as a gateway drug to heroin, a growing problem in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

SCAT wants to remind the community that prevention is key: medications should be securely stored out of the reach of children and visitors, should not be shared with others, and should be inventoried to ensure that no medication is missing.

For more information contact the SCAT office 419-824-8588 or dchany@sylvaniaschools.org.