National Drug Take Back Drive-Thru Events to be Held on Saturday, October 26
Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, Gallia County Citizens for Prevention and Recovery (CPR), Meigs County Sheriff’s Department, Meigs County Prevention Coalition, and Holzer Health System are offering a Drug Take Back Drive-Thru events on Saturday, October 24 at the Holzer Gallipolis Campus (at the Holzer Center for Cancer Care parking area) and Holzer Meigs Emergency Department facility. Both drive-thru Drug Take Back events will be held from 10am to 12pm.
October 24 is recognized as National Drug Take Back Day, which is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired drugs. Last year, the community turned in 61 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medication during the Drug Take Back event in Gallipolis.
National Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial
public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey
on Drug Use and Health, 9.9
million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study
shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from
family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
Items accepted include outdated/unused
prescriptions, over the counter medications and sharps.
For any questions, call (740) 446-5901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.