SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020, IS NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY
Clean out your medicine cabinet of any potentially harmful or addictive pills
In partnership with the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, the Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services (MHARS) Board is promoting Drug Take Back Day on October 24, 2020, in Lorain County, to help keep homes safe from overdose risks.
From 10 am to 2 pm at many drop-off locations, volunteers will provide medication disposal pouches and other drug safety resources for free to residents of Lorain County. Locations include all Lorain County police departments, Sheriff’s Office and Columbia Township Fire Department.
National Prescription 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.
Though police departments and some other locations have secure prescription drug drop boxes all year, by cleaning out your cabinets on National Drug Take Back Day, residents show that Lorain County is taking drug safety seriously.
To learn more about how to help a loved one in active addiction or recovery, visit mharslc.org/recovery. The Addiction Helpline is available at 440-989-4900.
The MHARS Board is the behavioral health authority that plans, funds and monitors mental health and addiction services in Lorain County.